Rebecca Swain, a former writer for Green Man who was also a fine Book Editor, graduated from Michigan State University with an MFA in creative writing and then, because she was terrified of becoming wealthy someday, she married a social worker.

The couple will never have to worry about filthy lucre. She currently works as a freelance proofreader so she can stay home and watch Wimbledon on television in July. A 12-pound tiger cat (suspected of being demon-possessed) allows Rebecca and her husband to live with him in a suburban apartment in the Midwest. The Swains have no children, as children would make serious inroads into the CD budget.