Shannon Mckenna Schmidt's work has appeared in "National Geographic Traveler, New Jersey Monthly, Arrive, Pages, PW Daily, " and other publications. She is a regular contributor to "Shelf Awareness, " as well as to "Bookreporter.com." She held positions in marketing and promotion at several major publishing houses including Penguin, HarperCollins and, most recently, Simon & Schuster. She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Joni Rendon's work has appeared in "National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Continental, Pages, BookPage, The Writer" and on "Literarytraveler.com." She is a contributing writer at "Bookreporter.com" and "FocusNews for Expatriates." She spent ten years in marketing and editorial in the book publishing industry including The Random House Trade Group, Holtzbrinck/St. Martin's Press, and Hyperion Books. She currently resides in London.