Jake Halpern is an acclaimed journalist, author and radio producer who has written for several publications including the New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine. As a contributor at NPR, Jake produced one of the most listened-to episodes of This American Life. He co-wrote the Dormia series with Peter Kujawinski and is the author of Bad Paper, a non-fiction book for adults. For eighteen years, Peter Kujawinski was an American diplomat, on assignment in places like Israel, Haiti and France and at the United Nations in New York. Most recently, he was the U.S. Consul General in western Canada. While working as a diplomat, he started to write for adults and children. He has contributed to the international edition of the New York Times and with co-author Jake Halpern, Peter wrote the Dormia trilogy (Dormia, World's End and Shadow Tree). He lives in Chicago with his family.