Amanda Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1986. She lives with her family in Cleveland. Gina DeJesus was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1990. She lives with her family in Cleveland.
This book has been written with Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan, journalists for The Washington Post who write about national and foreign news. They are longtime foreign correspondents who have been based in Tokyo, Mexico City and London. Winners of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, they are also the authors of The Prison Angel: Mother Antonia’s Journey from Beverly Hills to a Life of Service in a Mexican Jail. They live in Washington, D.C., with their two children.