David L. Drake and Katherine L. Morse are the award-winning, San Diego-based authors of “The Adventures of Drake and McTrowell – Perils in a Postulated Past,” a serialized steampunk tale detailing the adventures of Chief Inspector Erasmus Drake and Dr. “Sparky” McTrowell. The duo’s many adventures are provided in weekly penny dreadful-style episodes on the web (www.DrakeAndMcTrowell.com).  They have produced four novels since 2010: “London, Where It All Began,” “The Bavarian Airship Regatta,” “Her Majesty’s Eyes and Ears,” and “The Hawaiian Triple Cross.” They’ve also contributed stories to several steampunk anthologies. Additionally, Dr. Morse edits and Mr. Drake does cover art and design. Drake and Morse won a Starburner Award for the radio show based on their first story that has run multiple times on Krypton Radio.

When not cosplaying their alter egos at conventions all over the West, they are both research computer scientists specializing in distributed modeling and simulation. Mr. Drake is a nationally ranked foil fencer. Dr. Morse is an internationally respected expert on standards, but prefers to be recognized for her cookie baking skills. They throw awesome parties if they do say so themselves.