Helen Azar is a librarian, translator, and historian, and founder of the popular Russian imperial history blog, TheRomanovFamily.com. She has published eight books based on the personal writings of Russia's last imperial family. She lives in Australia with her husband.
George Hawkins is a teacher in South Auckland, New Zealand, where he lives with his wife and children. Fluent in several languages, he has embarked on translating the letters and diaries of Nicholas II's family.