As a young boy Comell Woolrich traveled throughout South America with his mother and mining engineer father and returned to the states to attend Columbia University. He wrote his first novel while still attending university and won a $10,000 prize. Many screenplays have been based on his noir mystery books, including CONVICTED with Rita Hayworth. STREET OF CHANE with Burgess Meredith, and Alfred Hitchcock's REAR WINDOW. Richard Dooling is both an attorney and author whose books include CRITICAL CARE and WHITE MAN'S GRAVE. His short fiction often appears in The New Yorker. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.