Evelyn McFarlane was born in Brooklyn & grew up in San Diego. She received a degree in architecture form Cornell University & has worked in New York & Boston as an architect. She now lives in Florence, Italy. In addition to writing, she lectures on architecture for the Elder Hostel programs & is a full-time student at the Florence Academy of Art.
James Saywell was born in Canada & lived in Asia as a child. Besides questions, he designs buildings & furniture. He divides his time between the United States & Italy.