Casey Sherman is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author of 11 books, including The Finest Hours and Boston Strong, which were made into major motion pictures. He received the Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalistic Excellence as a member of the CBS Boston news team, and has been nominated for an Emmy award. He has written for Esquire and numerous other magazines and newspapers. He lives in Massachusetts.

Michael J. Tougias is the author and coauthor of 29 books, including the New York Times-bestseller The Finest Hours. Tougias has written for numerous magazines and newspapers, and has lectured across the country to Fortune 500 corporations, professional associations, and public libraries. He lives in Massachusetts and Florida.