Ann Hood is the author, most recently, of the bestselling novel The Book That Matters Most and the memoir Morningstar: Growing Up with Books. Her new YA novel, She Loves You (Yeah Yeah Yeah) will be published in June 2018.
Michael Ruhlman is an author, writer and food blogger. His books include Ruhlman’s Twenty, Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking, The Elements of Cooking: Translating the Chef’s Craft for Every Kitchen and The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America, as well as several cookbook collaborations and non-fiction books.
Tim Weed is the author of a novel, Will Poole’s Island, and short fiction collection, A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing. Highlights of his decades-long engagement with Cuba include bringing some of the first American students to the country since the Revolution in the late 1990’s, leading a four-week creative writing program featuring a cross-island road trip from Santiago to Havana, fly fishing for tarpon and bonefish in the Zapata swamp, and serving as the official interpreter for the Cuban National Choir’s concert tour of New England. Tim is the co-founder of the Cuba Writers Program, teaches at Grub Street in Boston, and serves as a featured expert for National Geographic in Cuba, Spain, and Tierra del Fuego. He’s the winner of a Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Award and a Solas Best Travel Writing Award.