Career journalist turned traveler, Bernard Ollivier believes that walking has the power to transform. His publications include Out of Istanbul, Walking to Samarkand, numerous travel guides, both adult and young adult novels, and Life Begins at Sixty. In 2000, he founded the Seuil (＂Threshold＂) Association, helping troubled teens get back on track through walking. He lives in Normandy, France.Dan Golembeski has worked as a French and Linguistics educator, a summer study abroad director in France, and has conducted fieldwork on language contact in Canada. An occasional, albeit fervent traveler, he increasingly crosses borders with words. In addition to Out of Istanbul and Walking to Samarkand he is currently translating a science-fiction novel. He lives in Petoskey, Michigan.