John Connolly is the author of the Charlie Parker series of mystery novels, the supernatural collection Nocturnes, the Samuel Johnson Trilogy for younger readers, and (with Jennifer Ridyard) the Chronicles of the Invaders series. He lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at JohnConnollyBooks.com, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks.
Anthony Joseph Patrick Ward (Tony) was born in Dublin and played for Ireland in the 1970s and 80s. He also played club rugby for the two pillars of Irish club rugby - Munster, and, Leinster, as well as being chosen for the British and Irish Lions, and the iconic Barbarians. He is today a well-respected coach of St Gerards School in Bray, as well as a regular radio commentator for RTE, and writer for the Irish Independent.