Catherine Asaro, science fiction and fantasy author, grew up near Berkeley, California. She earned a PhD in chemical physics and an MA in physics, both from Harvard, and a BS with highest honors in chemistry from UCLA. The Quantum Rose won the 2001 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and The Spacetime Pool won the 2008 Nebula Award for Best Novella.
Suzanne Weintraub is an American voice-over artist and audiobook narrator. She earned a bachelor of arts in speech communications and theater from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is married with two daughters, Sophia and Phoebe, and currently resides in Ardmore, PA.