Mark Miazga, author of Tales of the Northwoods - Echoes From Rhinelander's Past Volumes 1 and 2, was born and raised in Rhinelander Wisconsin. He graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1987, the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in 1991 and Hamline University School of Law in 1996. He currently resides with his wife Linda Starr and their son Henry in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Kurt Kortenhof, author of Long Live the Hodag and Sugar Camp 1891-1941 was raised in Sugar Camp, a small community seven miles north of Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He graduated from Three Lakes High School in 1989. He earned a BA in history in 1993 and an MA in American history in 1996 both from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. In addition to his studies at UW - Eau Claire, Kurt has taken courses at the University of Alaska - Anchorage and graduate courses at Villanova University and at the University of Delaware. He currently teaches history at Saint Paul College in Saint Paul, Minnesota and works as a contributing editor for The History Channel Magazine. He lives with his wife Jill and his daughter Megan and son Max in Savage, Minnesota.