Stephen R. Watts was born and raised at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Northern Utah, where he developed a love for stories at a very young age. Having spent his adolescence creating alternate worlds where he could escape the hardships of mental illness, Stephen wanted nothing more than to grow up and write his own epic tales capable of entertaining readers in ways that reminds them of their untold worth. Stephenâ€™s debut novel was a fourteen-year labor of love, and when he isnâ€™t studying story craft he can be found traveling the world or spending quality time with his family in Salt Lake City.
Liv Bartlet is the pseudonym for writingÂ partners Becca McCulloch and Sarah McKnight, who have been building worlds and
telling stories together for more than a decade. Theyâ€™ve logged hours ofÂ behind-the-scenes movie and TV footage and challenged each other in a friendlyÂ Oscar guessing game every year this millennium. Lifelong Anglophiles, theirÂ Monkey & Me world sprang to vivid life on a trip to London that includedÂ divine pastries, sublime art, and a spectacular pratfall in the British Museum.