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About the Author
Founded by veteran voice actors Matthew Mercer, Ashley Johnson, Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, Travis Willingham, Sam Riegel, Laura Bailey, and Liam O’Brien, Critical Role has grown from a weekly improv storytelling campaign set in an ever-evolving world, to a media company centered on connecting with communities in new and meaningful ways, including books on the New York Times bestsellers list, comic books, graphic novels, collectibles, tabletop and role playing games, podcasts, live events, and a critically acclaimed animated series, The Legend of Vox Machina.
Liz Marsham has written books of all types for readers of all ages, including the New York Times bestseller The World of Critical Role. She runs a tiny fiefdom in southern California with her husband, son, two cats, and what she insists is a “perfectly reasonable” number of dice.
Jesse Szewczyk is a food stylist and recipe developer based in New York. He was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 of Food & Drink for 2021 and is the author of Tasty Pride, a collection of 75 recipes and stories from the queer food community that raised $50,000 for GLAAD, as well as Cookies: The New Classics, which was named one of the best cookbooks of 2021 by The New York Times.
Susan Vu lives in a multiverse where she splits her time between Los Angeles, New York, and wherever her next adventure is. She recipe develops, food styles, and culinary produces in between chasing her favorite band around the world.
Amanda Yee is the Creative Director of 4 Color Imprint and author of The Official Friends Cookbook. She has a background in English, Sociology, and Culinary Arts and often dabbles in food writing, recipe development, and food styling. When she’s not working, she’s dreaming about her next surf adventure.
Quyen Tran and Sam Riegel met at the University of Virginia, where Quyen converted Sam’s basic palette into the refined taste buds of a world-class food snob. The couple lives in Los Angeles with their two awesome kids, where Quyen shoots and directs film and television, and Sam plays make-believe, while savoring his wife’s haute cuisine.