JoeAnn Hart lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, America's oldest seaport, where fishing regulations, the health of the ocean, and the natural beauty of the world are the daily topics of wonder and concern. She is the author of the novel Addled (Little, Brown, 2007), a social satire that intertwines animal rights with the politics of food. JoeAnn's essays, articles, and short fiction have appeared in a wide variety of literary journals and national publications, and she is a regular contributor to the Boston Globe Magazine. Her work has won a number of awards, including the PEN New England Discovery Award in Fiction. She and her husband tend a few farm animals, including two donkeys from Save Your Ass Rescue. In fair weather, Hart rows a dory around the harbor. Float was a finalist for the Dana Award in the Novel, and the first two chapters, slightly modified, won the Doug Fir Fiction Award for a short story relating to environmental issues.
John Yunker is a writer of short stories, novels, and plays. The Tourist Trail began as a short story by the same name and won the Phoebe Journal 2010 Fiction Prize. His full-length play Meat the Parents was a finalist in the 2014 Centre Stage New Plays Festival and 2015 AACT New Plays Contest semi-finalist. His one-act play Little Red House was published in the literary journal Mason's Road, and produced in 2014 by the Studio Players Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky. He is editor of the anthology Among Animals: The Lives of Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short Fiction and is co-founder of Ashland Creek Press, a publisher devoted to environmental and animal rights literature.