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Deborah Slier's father emigrated from Holland to South Africa in 1922. She was born and raised in Johannesburg. In 1968, Deborah Slier opened and managed the Owl and the Pussycat children's bookstore in Lexington, Kentucky. She later worked as an editor for Penguin Books, Random House, and Macmillan Publishers, and in 1994, established Star Bright Books in New York City.
Ian Shine was educated at Cambridge. He worked as an MD while teaching and authoring two books on genetics. He has spent much of his time engaged in medical research, patenting several novel analytical techniques. He is coauthor of the book, The Discovery and Significance of the Blood Groups.
In 1999, Deborah received the letters and postcards from her first cousin Philip "Flip" Slier to his parents in Amsterdam. After reading Flip's letters, Deborah and Ian began to add photographs, documents, and annotations to Flip's letters. They met and talked to people who had known Flip, including the farmers who had secretly fed him while he was interned. They also interviewed survivors of the Sobibor uprising, one of whom had been on the same transport as Flip. Deborah Slier and Ian Shine live in New York City where their mode of transport is a tandem bicycle.

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