A. Cort Sinnes is the author of three popular cookbooks on grilling, including The Grilling Encylopedia, which was nominated for a James Beard Award, and The Gas Grill Gourmet, which has sold more than 150,000 copies. He was a contributing writer to The New Joy of Cooking and writes for Cook's Illustrated, Fine Cooking, and Kitchen Garden. He lives and works in California's Napa Valley, where he writes and promotes cooking, gardening, and outdoor living.
Ken Burke has contributed to more than a dozen books on music including the MusicHound album guides and the Contemporary Musicians reference series. He has written feature articles for numerous publications including "Blues Access," "Country Music Live," "Country Standard Time," "Goldmine," and "Roctober,"