Larry Habegger is a writer and editor who has been covering the world since his international travels began in the 1970s. As a freelance writer for more than three decades, his work has appeared in many major newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Travel & Leisure, and Outside. His newspaper column "World Travel Watch" was syndicated for 31 years and during that time ran in major papers in five countries. In 1993 he cofounded the award-winning Travelers' Tales Books with James and Tim O'Reilly, where he serves as executive editor and helps oversee the company's publishing program and has worked on all of its 130-plus books. Larry teaches the craft of memoir and the personal essay and runs several writers groups. He is also a founder of The Prose Doctors, an editors consortium; editor of the annual magazine The Travel Guide to California; and editor in chief of Triporati.com, a destination discovery site.
Soon to be a three-dimensional major motion picture, The Clockwork Girl love story is inspired by the romantic pursuits of its lovesick authors, colleagues Sean O'Reilly and Kevin Hanna.
Sean O'Reilly is the founder and C.E.O. of Arcana Studio, an award-winning publisher of comic books and graphic novels. He is the author of a number of graphic novels, including The Gwaii, Mighty Mighty Monsters, Pixies, Kade, and The Hope Virus, as well as the producer and writer of two films for Lions Gate Entertainment.
Kevin Hanna is the founder of Frogchildren Studios, a multimedia entertainment company. He has worked as an art director for Disney, Microsoft, Sony, and Google. The Clockwork Girl is his first graphic novel.
James O'Reilly is a world renowned information technology writer, executive, and inventor. Jim is currently a consultant specializing in storage systems, virtualization, infrastructure software, and cloud hardware. He is a former Vice President of the Personal Computer Division of Memorex-Telex, General Manager of the Peripherals Division of NCR, and Vice President of Engineering for Germane Systems. He is a well-known and respected author of more than 400 articles for such publications as Information Week, EBN, Control Engineering, UBM and TechTarget, and Jim wrote the original industry standard for the floppy disk, and created the first working SCSI chip, the first NAS server, and the first storage blades.