About the Authors

About Author Philip D. Harvey:

Philip D. Harvey is the author of three nonfiction books: The Government vs. Erotica, which Publishers Weekly and Booklist praised and the ALA Intellectual Freedom Roundtable nominated as the best book on intellectual freedom the year it came out; Let Every Child Be Wanted, which drew praise from former President Jimmy Carter; and Government Creep, which Media Coalition called “a frightening, enlightening story.” Show Time, his first novel, came out in 2012, and his short fiction has been published in 15 literary magazines, including Phantasmagoria, which nominated one of his stories for a Pushcart Prize, and Antietam Review, which named another the winner of its annual contest.

He writes for the Huffington Post, Forbes and other publications, and he is the chief sponsor of the DKT Liberty Project, which raises awareness about liberty and freedom in the United States through its website and otherwise.

Phil Harvey is also the president of DKT International, a Washington, D.C.-based charity that provides family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention programs in eighteen nations; and he is president and majority shareholder of PHE, also known as Adam & Eve, a mail-order business that sells sexually oriented books and films.

About Author Lisa Conyers:

Lisa_ConyersLisa Conyers is Director of Policy Studies for the DKT Liberty Project, where she works on topics including welfare, inequality, and civil liberties. Also a consultant and ghostwriter who focuses on economics, sociology, and public policy issues, she has contributed to The New York Times, Los Angeles TimesFree Inquiry and Huffington Post. She recently served on the Kemp Foundation’s Advisory Council for the Forum on Expanding Opportunity. She is a contributing author for Self-Control vs. Government Control, an Atlas Network anthology of essays on the subject of self-governance. She holds an undergraduate degree in American Studies from George Mason University, a Masters degree in Management from the University of Maryland, and is a certified paralegal.

She divides her time between the East and West Coasts, living in Seattle, Washington, in Washington, DC and in southern California, where she considers her sailboat a second home.