John O'Donoghue was born in North London in the late 1950s, to Irish parents. He first became mentally ill in the 1970s and suffered a series of breakdowns. In 1988, at the age of 30, with only three O Levels and an Elementary Swimming Cerificate, he got into the University of East Anglia, and met his wife. From 2000-2005 he was Chair of Survivors' Poetry, a national charity which publishes and promotes the work of survivors' of mental distress. He lectures in Creative Writing and lives in Brighton with his wife and four children.
Sasha O'Hara is the pen name and alter ego for an author and pain and stress relief therapist in Portland, Oregon. She loves helping people relax and laugh. More info is available at www.sashaohara.com and on facebook at www.facebook.com/SashaOharacoloringbooks
Regina O'Melveny's poetry has been published widely in literary journals, garnering several prizes. She grew up in California, and spent a year living in India. Thus began her many extended travels that would later inspire The Book of Madness and Cures, her first novel. She lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.