Shirley Reva Vernick grew up in Massena, New York— the very place where her debut novel The Blood Lie takes place. She now lives with her husband, two daughters, and two frisky dogs in Amherst, Massachusetts. In addition to running a popular storytelling website, storybee.org, Shirley’s writing has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, national newspapers, and the publications of Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Boston Universities.
Keith D. Shepherd is a designer/illustrator and educator originally out of St.Louis, Mo. He has been a resident of Kansas City Mo. for the past 28 years. His paintings are in private collections and galleries across the country.