Pete Earley is a former Washington Post reporter and winner of the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar for Best Fact Crime Book in 1996 for" Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town," His book, which also won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, helped free an innocent man from Alabama's death row. Earley's account of the John Walker spy ring, "Family of Spies," was a New York Times bestseller and CBS mini-series." The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison" was a national bestseller and was based on a year that Earley spent inside a maximum security federal prison a
Jessie Close is an internationally recognized speaker, author, poet, and advocate for mental health reform. She is the author of "The Warping of Al" and she writes a regular blog for Bring Change 2 Mind, an anti-stigma organization that her sister, Glenn, created at her request. She lives with bipolar disorder in the foothills of the Tobacco Root Mountains outside Bozeman, Montana, with her service dog, Snitz, and three other dogs.