Anthony grew up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and spent the better part of his childhood finding Waldo at the Dyker branch. He enjoys reading memoirs and playing darts.
Jeanie has lived in Brooklyn for 10 years and likes it. A stalwart fan of the novel, she also enjoys karaoke and bird watching.
M-Gran is a P.R. professional. She is a Brooklyn native with an unwavering love for Cold Stone ice cream and Rocher chocolate. She loathes pigeons and cats. M-Gran has spent 20+ years using the Brooklyn Public Library to find out Where the Wild Things Are.
Raquel P. is a writer and Brooklyn native who shuffled her time between the Dekalb and Marcy branches as a kid reading any and everything by Lois Duncan, Stephen King and Judy Blume. She dreams of seeing her books on the Library shelves in the near future.
Rick developed an abiding love of Brooklyn while living in Fort Greene, Bed-Stuy and Bay Ridge. He is a film buff, loves contemporary authors Amy Hempel, Gary Lutz and George Saunders, and once chopped a watermelon in half with his bare hand.