Murray Andrew Pura was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and has traveled extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Ordained as a Baptist minister in 1986, Pura has served five churches in Canada and headlined numerous speaking engagements in Canada and the United States. He has five books published, was a contributor to the Life With God Bible, has been a finalist for The Paraclete Fiction Award, The Dartmouth Book Award, and The John Spencer Hill Literary Award, and has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2010 Kobzar Literary Award of Canada.

Patrick E. Craig, a lifelong writer and musician, left a career in the music industry to concentrate on writing fiction and non-fiction books. In 2011 he signed a three-book deal with Harvest House Publishers to publish his Apple Creek Dreams series. Harlequin recently purchased the print rights for his new novel, The Amish Heiress. Patrick and his wife, Judy, make their home in Idaho. They have two married children and five grandchildren. Patrick is represented by the Steve Laube Agency.