Lyndsay Faye

Lyndsay Faye  was born in California and grew up in Longview, Washington. Her childhood was a happy one filled with little adventures with her brother and a familial love of reading. As a child she loved classics such as the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia, and, especially, Sherlock Holmes stories.

Faye graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University with a dual degree in English and Performance and then began working as a professional actor in the Bay Area. Several years later, she decided to move to Manhattan, where she could try to take her acting career to the next level. She found herself with a lot of free time on her hands after the restaurant where she worked as a day-job was demolished, and this combined with serious disappointment with Sherlock-Holmes-meets-Jack-the-Ripper novel she had been reading led her to pen her own. Her resultant first novel, “Dust and Shadow”, was published in 2009.

Since then, Faye has allowed writing to take over full time. She has continued writing meticulously researched historical fiction and mysteries, including her Timothy Wilde series, and the “Paragon Hotel“. Her worked has earned her the status of international bestseller, as well as an Edgar nomination

Steven Grant

Steven Grant has a long history scripting for both major comic book publishers, Marvel and DC Comics, as well as other companies such as First Comics and Dark Horse.

Beginning in the early 1980s Grant wrote a number of works for Marvel that gained him name recognition within the industry. In addition to bringing the Punisher back into the forefront of the Marvel Universe after a several-year lull, Grant has written “Avengers”, “The Hulk”, “The Defenders” and fill-in runs on comics such as “What If?”,” Spectacular Spider-Man”, and “Marvel Team-Up”.

In the early 1980s his creator-owned character, the female ninja Whisper, debuted at Capital Comics though the company’s publishing arm folded after only two issues (and a promotional poster) of the book were published. Several months after First Comics picked up two other Capital publications (“Nexus” and “the Badger”), they published a one-shot entitled “Whisper Special ” which led to Whisper being featured in the anthology book “First Adventures” and eventually to her own ongoing series. During this time, Grant also wrote “American Flagg!” (he was personally selected by Howard Chaykin to take over scripting the book after Chaykin’s departure), a fill-in run on “Shatter”, a short-lived book of his own creation called “Psychoblast” and a few issues of “Classics Illustrated” at First.

At Dark Horse, Grant wrote several limited and ongoing series in the short-lived Dark Horse shared superhero continuity, known as Comics’ Greatest World, including the entire two-year run of the series “X”.

Over the last several years, Grant has written numerous works for IDW Publishing including original comics featuring the characters from the television show “CSI”. He also wrote a one-shot about featuring an updated version of his character Whisper for Boom! Studios. He has also worked on various series for Avatar Press including their current Robocop licensed comics.

In addition to comic book work, Grant has written a number of novels for young adults under the pen-name Frank W. Dixon, including entries in the Hardy Boys series.

As of 2009, he writes the column “Permanent Damage” as a staff writer for the online magazine Comic Book Resources.