Howard Lederer is a professional poker player. Known as 'The Professor' for his cool demeanour and analytical play, he holds two World Poker Tour titles and two World Series of Poker bracelets. He lives in Las Vegas.
Otto Penzler is the founder of New York's Mysterious Bookshop and the Mysterious Press. He is the Editor of the annual Best American Mystery Stories, and compiled Pulp Fiction: The Crimefighters and Pulp Fiction: The Villains.