James "Jimmy" Keene was born and raised in Kankakee, Illinois, the son of James and Lynn Keene. Besides working on a book and movie about his life, he is also involved in producing, writing and consulting for other film and book projects. He currently divides his time between Kankakee, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Hillel Levin has been a staff writer and investigative reporter for several publications, including The Nation, New York, Monthly Detroit, Metropolitan Detroit and Playboy. He was executive editor for Metropolitan Detroit and editor for Chicago magazine. He is also the author of Grand Delusions: The Cosmic Career of John Z. DeLorean (Viking, 1984) and When Corruption Was King (Carroll & Graf, 2004). He currently lives with his family in the Chicago area.