Leland Melvin, author of Chasing Space, is an engineer and NASA astronaut, as well as a former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions. He served on the space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist and was named the NASA Associate Administrator for Education in October 2010. He also served as a co-chair on the White House’s Federal Coordination in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Task Force, developing the nation’s five-year STEM education plan.
He is the host of the Lifetime show Child Genius and a judge for ABC’s BattleBots. He holds four honorary doctorates and has received the NFL Player Association Award of Excellence. He lives in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Lynn Yvonne Moon, author of The Tower, a story about childhood bullying, is also the author of the Agency Series. She holds an MFA from Lindenwood University and an MPA from Troy State.
David Barclay Moore, author of The Stars Beneath Our Feet, was born and raised in Missouri. After studying creative writing at Iowa State University, David moved to New York where he has served as communications coordinator for Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Children’s Zone. He is a Yaddo Fellow.