Cooper Moo spent five minutes in Mongolia in 1986 before he had to get back on the train -- he never expected to be channeling Mongolian warriors. In 2007 Cooper fought a Chinese long-sword instructor on a Hong Kong rooftop -- he never thought the experience would help him write battle scenes. In addition to being a member of The Mongoliad writing team, Cooper has written articles for various magazines. His autobiographical piece "Growing Up Black and White," published in the Seattle Weekly, was awarded Social Issues Reporting article of the year by the Society of Professional Journalists. He lives in Issaquah, Washington, with his wife, three children, and numerous bladed weapons.
Born and raised in the rural northeastern United States, E. D. deBirmingham has been long involved in theatre and in writing. She has also been a Buddhist nun and an equestrian instructor. Siege Perilous is E. D.'s first solo novel, following her work on The Mongoliad trilogy.
GREG BEAR has authored more than thirty novels and five story collections, earning him five Nebulas, two Hugos, two Endeavors, and the Galaxy Award (China). He helped teach the first class in Sci-Fi/Fantasy at San Diego State College and is one of the original founders of San Diego Comic-Con.
Erik Bear lives and writes in Seattle, Washington. He has written for a bestselling video game and is currently working on several comic book series.
Mark Teppo is the author of the Codex of Souls urban fantasy series as well as the hypertext dream narrative The Potemkin Mosaic.
Neal Stephenson is known for his speculative fiction works, variously categorized as science fiction, historical fiction, maximalism, and cyberpunk. He is the author of several New York Times bestselling novels.
Joseph Brassey lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two cats. He teaches medieval fighting techniques to members of the armed forces. The Mongoliad is his first published fiction.