Margaret Weis was born in 1948. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 1970 with a BA in Creative Writing and Literature. Following a career in publishing she became an editor withTSR in 1983, and now lives with her husband and two cats in a converted barn near Lake Genva, Wisconsin.
Tracy Hickman, born in Salt Lake City in 1955. He worked as a supermarket boy, a movie projectionist, a theatre manager and a drill press operator, before landing a job with TSR. That job led to his association with Margaret Weis and the creation of the Dragon Lance Chronicles. He currently lives in Utah with his wife Laura and their four children.