Michael Tanner and Ellen Maidman-Tanner live in Takoma Park, MD. When not writing, Ellen is a full-time professional artist, and Michael is one of the nation’s leading public policy experts, having written several non-fiction books on topics such as health care and social welfare policy. Both are inveterate readers and history buffs. The Adami Chronicles took more than 20 years to complete, but they found collaboration easier than it sounds. Michael and Ellen are currently at work on their next book, a murder mystery set in the 1950s against a backdrop of the post-war sexual revolution.