Daniel Presley is an American who came to Paris in search of music, but found love instead when he met Claire, a philosophy student. Claire Polders was born in the Netherlands and came to Paris in search of the meaning of life, but found Daniel instead. They fell in love, got married, and wrote A Whale in Paris. They have also written films and other novels. On sunny days, they enjoy taking long walks along the Seine, eating salmon quiche, and making up stories.