Eric Flint is a modern master of alternate history fiction, with three million books in print. He's the author/creator of the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series starting with first novel 1632. With David Drake he has written six popular novels in the Belisarius alternate Roman history series, and with David Weber collaborated on 1633 and 1634: The Baltic War and two novels in Weber's Honorverse series. Flint was for many years a labor union activist. He lives near Chicago, Illinois. Walt Boyes is the editor of the Industrial Automation INSIDER magazine, the editor of The Grantville Gazette, a member of the 1632 universe editorial board, formerly editor of Control magazine and associate editor of Jim Baen's Universe. Along with Joy Ward, Walt is Co-Editor of Eric Flint's Ring of Fire Press. Walt is an active member of SFWA.