"Larry Correia is the creator of the Wall Street Journal and New York Times best-selling Monster Hunter International series, with first entry Monster Hunter International, as well as urban fantasy hard-boiled adventure saga The Grimnoir Chronicles, with first entry Hard Magic, and epic fantasy series The Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, with first entry Son of the Black Sword. He is an avid gun user and advocate who shot on a competitive level for many years. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a military contract accountant, and a small business accountant and manager. Correia lives in Utah with his wife and family. Kacey Ezell is a medical emergency helicopter pilot, recently retired from the USAF, who also writes sci-fi/fantasy/alt history/horror fiction. Her first novel was a Dragon Award finalist in 2018, and her stories have been featured in Baen's Year's Best Military and Adventure Science Fiction compilation in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, her story ""Family Over Blood"" won the 2018 Year's Best Military and Adventure Science Fiction Reader's Choice Award. She writes for Baen and Chris Kennedy Publishing."