Andrew Lewis Conn is the critically acclaimed author of the novels O, AFRICA! and P. He has also written essays, short fiction, and reviews on subjects ranging from James Joyce to Martin Scorsese, Bob Dylan to Sherlock Holmes. Conn has been a resident at Yaddo and the Ledig House International Writers’ Colony. He also has participated in the National Arts Club’s writing program to support New York City public schools and PEN Center USA’s Summer Writing Institute Workshop. A Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University, Conn currently serves as a member of the Young Professional Committee of the YMCA of Greater New York. Intensely loyal to his native Brooklyn, Conn lives in Park Slope with his wife, daughter, and their twenty-year-old turtle, Marty.
Stephanie Lehmann was born and raised in San Francisco. She reluctantly moved to Manhattan for the graduate program in fiction writing at New York University, where she ended up receiving her MRS degree (got married). She wound up staying in NYC, giving birth to two children, and eventually publishing five novels: Thoughts While Having Sex, Are you in the Mood?, The Art of Undressing, You Could do Better, and Astor Place Vintage. Lehmann has taught writing classes at The Writer’s Voice, Mediabistro, and online at Salon.com, where her essays on sex, daughters and millionaires have been published. www.StephanieLehmann.com www.AstorPlaceVintage.com