Michael Dylan Welch lives in Sammamish, Washington. When he isn’t writing, he likes to ski, play racquetball, hike, take photographs, plan outings with his wife and two children, build his music library of great guitar solos, read books, and tend to his website at http://www.graceguts.com. Michael is especially active with haiku poetry, and he’s published his writing and translations in dozens of books and hundreds of journals and anthologies in at least twenty languages, including on the back of 150,000,000 U.S. postage stamps. I’ll let him explain that to you.
Tanya McDonald is known for her love of haiku, chickens, and bird-watching. Fond of wearing bright colors and drinking tea, she lives with her husband and their orange cat in a house full of books in Woodinville, Washington. An active member of Haiku Northwest, she was one of eighteen poets featured in A New Resonance 7, and was one of four featured readers at the twenty-fifth annual Two Autumns haiku reading in San Francisco. When she’s not writing haiku, she’s busy working on a trio of young adult novels set in the Seattle area.