Alex Flynn is the pseudonym for the writing team of Stuart Sherman and Elisabeth Donnelly. They met at a clandestine book club in Boston, where they broke into a fortified tower in order to discuss literature. They like garrulous Irish writers, Pushing Daisies, Axe Cop, and anything involving The Tick. Their secret lair is currently in a hollowed-out volcano in Brooklyn. In addition to co-writing The Misshapes, Donnelly is a cultural journalist who has written for the The New York Times Magazine, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Paris Review Daily, GQ and many others. She is currently an editor at Flavorwire. Sherman is a bioethicist, health policy analyst and a former contestant on the game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"