Karen Hayes has been on the move her entire life. As a child, she lived in Italy, Russia, India and South Africa whose diverse cultures have left their mark in her writing. Karen wears many hats, working as a translator, book editor and even as a tour guide, but still she considers writing her main passion in life.
Andrei Livadny is a popular Russian science fiction author. Born on May 27 1969 in the city of Pskov, he was an avid reader from an early age. But it was the Russian translation of Robert A. Heinlein's The Orphans of the Sky that decided his choice of future occupation. The story has become a pivotal moment in the boy's life, leaving a lasting impression on him.