A.L. (Anne Lucie) Rist was born in a small Northern California town to Swedish parents. She holds a Bacehlor of Arts in philosophy, and also did postgraduate work on the subject in France.
She regularly visits the French Riviera, which figures in her first published work with Editions Amnis, Behind the Façades.
Anna M. Stevenson is the founder and owner of Editions Amnis, as well as its editor. Born in Oregon, where she spent all of her childhood, she has lived in France since 1997, when she first arrived in Lyon to finish her undergraduate degree in French. She also holds a Masters degree in comparative literature. She currently lives in Nice, on the French Riviera.
Both women have professional backgrounds in language instruction, interpreting, and translation.