About the Author
Gabrielle Faust’s diverse talents have allowed her to pursue an eclectic career as an illustrator, speculative fiction author, and leading industry entertainment critic. Her first published collection of poetry, Before Icarus, After Achilles, was released in 2005. In 2008, Faust released From Deep Within the Earth, the first book from her post-apocalyptic vampire trilogy, Eternal Vigilance. In October of 2008, Gabrielle was the Guest of Honor at the “Queen of the Damned” Vampire Ball in New Orleans, an annual event produced by the Anne Rice Vampire Lestat Fan Club. The second book in the trilogy, The Death of Illusions, was released in 2009, and Ms. Faust appeared as a Special Guest at the Endless Night Festival alongside author Charlaine Harris, where she was dubbed “New Orleans Vampire Royalty” at the “Tru Blood & Gold” Vampire Ball. Gabrielle’s second collection of poetry, Crossroads, was also released in 2009. In 2010, the third novel in the trilogy, Bound in Blood, was released and Ms. Faust appeared as a Special Author Guest at the “Memnoch: The Resurrection” Vampire Ball, as well as the New Orleans UnDeadCon.
Solomon Schneider is a neo-folk singer/songwriter and co-author of the novel Revenge with Gabrielle Faust. Born in Santa Barbara, California and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Schneider is obsessed with the concept of adventure and the odd manifestations of time and space it gives rise to. He is a philosopher with Ph.D. level training who left academia during the dissertation process, believing that his area of research had to be explored artistically rather than theoretically. At the end of 2010, he released his first album of adventure songs, Visceraline, and moved into his Buick Roadmaster station wagon to pursue a life of full-time touring. He joined forces with nationally acclaimed road-warrior poet Seth Walker, and, as a multi-instrumentalist, became a noteworthy presence on the spoken word scene. Playing cello, banjo and guitar, Solomon has been booked as a featured performer at Da Poetry Lounge in Los Angeles, The Green Mill in Chicago, the Nuyorican in New York City and Yale University. Schneider also works as a composer, arranger and producer. Albums he has worked on include the 2010 Austin, Texas Poetry Slam Team album, Lauren Begent’s Shadows over Bones, and Gabrielle Faust’s forthcoming album. He intends to roam the country in his Roadmaster indefinitely, injecting metaphysical madness into art wherever he may go.