Mark E. Cunningham majored in History and Political Science at the University of Iowa and received an MA in English as a Second Language at the University of Northern Arizona. A former Peace Corps Volunteer, he has lived and worked in Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, and Japan. Mark has traveled extensively and has often been in Thailand on family visits. He teaches teaches English as a second language at Michigan State University.
Lawrence J. Zwier is the Associate Director of the English Language Center at Michigan State University. He wrote The Persian Gulf and Iraq Wars (Chronicle of America's Wars, 2005) and Sudan: North Against South (World in Conflict, 1999) for Lerner Publishing Group.