Thomas O'Malley was raised in Ireland and England. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and currently teaches on the faculty of creative writing at Dartmouth College. He is the author of the novels In the Province of Saints and This Magnificent Desolation. He lives in the Boston area.
Douglas Graham Purdy is a lifelong resident of Boston, Massachusetts. He has been a lifeguard/swimming instructor, a DJ and a teacher, and currently manages a film library for the Humanities at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also working on a collection of horror fiction.