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Brian Wood

Brian Wood was born in Ottawa and received a Master’s degree in English from the University of Toronto, on the condition he would not mention that fact in print. He worked for Prospero Books, and then Indigo, from 1990 to 2008. After that he became a literary agent of sorts, representing folks as disparate as Bob McKenzie and James Duthie. Zen In Beverly Hills is his third book of poems. He lives in Guelph with his wife, Rachel, and a beagle/bulldog/shar pei mix named The Y Man, who helps with the creative process by barking at random noises.

Jon McConnell

Jon is a high school English teacher at Nipomo High School in sunny California. He makes his home in Orcutt, nestled in the Central Coast with his wife / co-author, Dayna, and two rambunctious sons, Declan and Ezra. He has loved the zombie genre ever since he stayed up with his brothers to watch George Romero's Night of the Living Dead. But he also loves a good romantic comedy. His favorite book is Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird because of Atticus Finch, but Stephen King's Misery is a close second. When he writes, he absolutely refuses to plot during a first draft, allowing the characters to do all of the
hard work for him.

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