CORY J. HERNDON wrote his first novel, the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® tale The Living Dead, in the shoes of T.H. Lain. Since then he has written four Magic: The Gathering novels and one short story under his own name, including the Ravnica cycle, The Fifth Dawn, and "Like Spider's Silk" from the Secrets of Magic anthology. By day he writes stories and dialogue for the MMORPG Pirates of the Burning Sea®.
SCOTT MCGOUGH lives in Seattle with a mad dingo and two cute cats. He studied writing at Johns Hopkins and the University of Washington, and has since written ten Magic: The Gathering novels (eight on his own, two with help) and a bunch of short stories.