Ted Williams grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and served in the army before becoming the #1 drive-time DJ in Columbus, Ohio. Addicted to crack, he eventually lost his job and spent seventeen years homeless on the streets of Columbus. He left long-term rehab in the fall of 2011 and currently lives in a Columbus suburb. Bret Witter is a five-time "New York Times" bestselling author with more than two million books in print, including #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World." He lives with his wife and two children in Louisville, Kentucky.