Shelly Costa Bloomfield, Ph.D., teaches writing and literature at the Cleveland Institute of Art. A noted scholar of suspense and mystery fiction, Dr. Bloomfield has also published several short stories in that genre herself. She earned her doctorate in English at Case Western Reserve University and lives in Chagrin Falls, OH.
Jeffrey A. Savoye has been secretary and treasurer of Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore since 1987. He is the primary force behind the society's widely recognized website (eapoe.org). Having published numerous articles in the Edgar Allan Poe Review, Mr. Savoye is currently coediting, with Burton R. Pollin, a revised edition of Poe's letters. He is also an honorary member of the Poe Studies Association. He lives in Baltimore, MD.