Jay BellJay Bell led a quiet life in Kansas until the day he met a handsome foreign exchange student named Andreas who swept him off his feet and carried him all the way to Germany. Much to their delight, marriage awaited them when they got there. While living so distant from friends and family, Jay began writing in an effort to reconcile the mixture of devotion and alienation he felt. This resulted in a Lambda Literary Award and a film option for his best-selling novel Something Like Summer. Jay and Andreas have since relocated to Chicago where their adventures continue, as do those of the characters in their emotionally driven Something Like… series. Jay pens the stories and Andreas provides the cover art, making them books about love, forged by love.

Cassy FallonCassy Fallon is a confirmed troublemaker. We have this on good authority from every teacher she’s ever had, except for art class, where she was actually supposed to be drawing instead of paying attention. It’s no surprise then that her lifelong dream is to become a fulltime professional illustrator. In the meantime she supports herself by working as a barista. Despite all her artistic abilities, her rosettas still look more like garlic bulbs. Cassy is an avid comic book fan and the Boy Wonder is her favorite character. Which Robin, you ask? A peek at her DeviantArt account will help answer that. Or you can ask her directly on Facebook. Don’t bother sending her cute cat photos though. She’s a dog person. Jay tries not to hold that against her.