Ryan Hackney received his BA and MA in the history of science from Harvard University. He has written for Let's Go guides to Britain, Europe, and Ecuador, and he edited Let's Go Ireland. He also got engaged in Ireland (to an American) and has an Irish-Canadian bulldog named Chaucey.
Amy Hackney Blackwell graduated from Duke University with degrees in history and medieval and Renaissance studies, with a concentration in the history and literature of the British Isles. She received an MA in early modern European history from Vanderbilt.