Kelly Bevins was born in Ankeny, but moved to Madrid, Iowa, when he was 8. After graduating from Madrid High School in 2004, Kelly moved to Ames for several years, and eventually to Urbandale, where he lives currently. Kelly spent over a decade in the restaurant industry, where he worked both front of the house and back. In 2020, after COVID-19 hit, Kelly left restaurants in the pursuit of writing. He is currently aspiring to write full-time. Gavin Aronsen is an Ankeny native currently living in Ames. He’s a co-founder, editor, and reporter for the alternative news website IowaInformer.com and has previously written for the Ames Tribune and Mother Jones.