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Carl Smith

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Carl D. Smith is an Iowa native. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Nebraska Christian College and his PharmD from Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. He works as a pharmacist but his favorite job ever was working at a roller rink in Norfolk,Nebraska. He is a lifelong fan of fantasy and science fiction. His favorite possession as a child was his Dungeons and Dragons Basic Rules"red box," which inspired him to design a similar roleplaying game system for families and young players,Play Your Own Adventure. Carl has wanted to be a writer since he first read "The Veldt"...

Catherine Grace Katz

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Catherine Grace Katz is a writer and historian from Chicago. She graduated from Harvard in 2013 with a BA in History and received her MPhil in Modern European History from Christ's College, University of Cambridge in 2014, where she wrote her dissertation on the origins of modern counterintelligence practices. After graduating, Catherine worked in finance in New York City before a very fortuitous visit to the book store in the lobby of her office in Manhattan led her to return to history and writing. She is currently pursuing her JD at Harvard Law School. The Daughters of Yalta is her first book.