L.E. Barrett is from Hallowell, Maine. He is the father of three sons. He received a Bachelor's Degree from Northeastern University in Boston and a Master's Degree from the University of Maine, Orono. He has previously published The Maine Poetic and Verses from Beneath Granite Ledges (poetry), The Shadow of the Soul (play), A View from the Side of the Road (short stories), The Dandelion Conspiracy and Fiddle Mainia (cook/reference), two novels from the Kennebec River Trilogy; The Boys from Joppa and Dummers Lane. Lin Diket was born and raised in Hallowell, Maine. He attended college in Portland, Maine and does photography as a relaxing way to spend his retirement - after 36 years in state government. He has previously published his photography in The Dandelion Conspiracy and Fiddle Mainia.