John F. Clark lives in Columbia, South Carolina. His professional background includes public policy, public administration, public relations, college teaching, and writing. Co-author of Hiking South Carolina (Falcon, 1998), he is active in environmental affairs and race relations. He has studied at the University of Paris, France, and the University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and holds degrees from Davidson College and Syracuse University.
Patricia A. Pierce is currently teaching English in Japan. She previously served as research director for the South Carolina Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and is an avid tennis player and runner. She has taught writing at the University of South Carolina, Midlands Technical College, and Tallahassee Community College. She holds degrees from Erskine College,
Winthrop University, and the University of South Carolina.