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Shane "shaniac" Schleger (@shaneschleger)  is a writer and poker player. A former bike messenger from NYC, he moved to Los Angeles in 2005 and played poker full time until 2013. Shane's writing has appeared in The NYPress, SpliceToday, and Slate as well on his blog.

Read Shane's blog entry on the origins of Dope Stories.

Shaniac

Shaniac

Pauly McGuire (@taopauly) is a writer and insomniac. He authored a memoir about his experiences as a reporter in Las Vegas titled: Lost Vegas: The Redneck Riviera,  Existentialist Conversations with Strippers, and the World Series of Poker. His first novel, Jack Tripper Stole My Dog, was published in 2011. His second novel, Fried Peaches, comes out in late 2014. An avid music enthusiast, Pauly saw the Grateful Dead 46 times and attended over 300 Phish concerts. Originally from New York City, Pauly currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Pauly

Pauly

Shane and Pauly outside the studio, February 2014.

Shane and Pauly outside the studio, February 2014.