About the Author
William J. Boyce lives in Houston, Texas, where he practiced law for eighteen years before becoming a justice on the state court of appeals. He graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and from Northwestern University School of Law. Before attending law school, he worked for newspapers in Illinois and Oregon. He is married to Maria Wyckoff Boyce and is the proud father of daughters Emily and Julia.
John Hartley Torrison studied art and religion at Wagner College, the New School, and the California College of Arts and Crafts. He has worked as a studio potter, art teacher, sailmaker for Pete Seeger’s Clearwater and for thirty years as a cabinetmaker. John lives with his wife Christine in Westbrook, CT near all of their grandchildren: Hartley, Skye, Sven, Isabella and Shiloh. His interest in genealogy and American history began a thirteen-year journey to discover the lost details of his uncle’s WWII military service. That search brought clarity and honor to his family and to all the crew’s families.
John DeMers is a veteran author and news reporter, having earned bylines in 136 foreign countries. He has worked for newspapers in Baton Rouge, LA, Jackson, MS and Houston, TX, in addition to spending many years as a writer and editor for United Press International in his native New Orleans and on the Foreign Desk in Washington, D.C.