Author William P. Robertson's interest in the Vikings stems from his Swedish heritage and a course in Old English literature he took at Mansfield University from Professor Ellen Blais. After Robertson graduated from MU in 1972, he taught secondary English and began freelancing poetry, articles, and short stories. He also penned thirty-eight books, including 1066 and Battle Verse that first allowed him to dabble in things medieval. He is best known for the seven-novel historical fiction Civil War series he co-authored with David Rimer about the famous Pennsylvania rifle regiment--the Bucktails. Bill's other area of interest is the horror genre, which led him to pen five macabre story collections and two audio books of eerie poems. Learn more about Robertson's writing at http://www.bucktailsandbroomsticks.com.

Author Fiona Ingram was born and educated in South Africa. She earned a BA in French and Drama from the University of Natal in Durban and a Masters in French-African literature from the University of the Witwatersrand. She also studied in London and Paris and traveled to the United States as a journalist. Fiona taught and produced community drama and worked as a full-time journalist and editor. Her interest in ancient history, mysteries and legends, combined with her love of travel, resulted in the writing of The Secret of the Sacred Scarab. This is the first volume of her exciting children's adventure novel series, Chronicles of the Stone. For more information about Ms. Ingram's writing, visit www.fionaingram.com.

Artist David Cox is a veteran of the United States Army and currently runs the sleep lab at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, Pennsylvania. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar and is a practitioner of Chinese martial arts with over thirty years of experience. He and his wife Dianna reside in Bradford, Pennsylvania, with their three children. David always had a passion and talent for art and won several awards for his painting. He also illustrated four poetry collections by William P. Robertson and created the cover art for Ambush in the Alleghenies and Attack in the Alleghenies--two French and Indian War novels written by Robertson and David Rimer.