Paula Johanson's first book of real-life stories was No Parent is an Island. She lives on a farm north of Edmonton, and teaches writing classes in Victoria, BC in the winter. Her critical essays on works of fantasy, SF and classic books appear in volumes 12 through 15 of Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults and in Scribner's Supernatural Fiction Writers.
Jean-Louis Trudel is the author of twenty-three books in French, including the novel Le RessuscitÚ de l'Atlantide. He is also the author of over fifty short stories in French, published in magazines such as Imagine and Solaris,, and has won the Aurora Award in 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2001. In addition he was awarded the Prix BorÚal, in 1999 and 2002 as well as the Grand Prix de la Science-Fiction et du Fantastique quÚbÚcois in 2001.