R. Michael Fisher, Ph.D., was born and raised in Canada, and is currently living in the USA with his life-partner. He is a researcher, educator, counselor, artist and integral human development consultant with over 25 years experience studying fear and fearlessness and their role in society, especially in education. He has published many monographs, book chapters and journal articles dedicated to improving the quality of life. In 1989 he founded the In Search of Fearlessness Project and has founded several organizations since that time. He is currently Director of the Center for Spiritual Inquiry and Integral Education. His opus work, published in 2010, is The World's Fearlessness Teachings: A Critical Integral Approach to Fear Management/Education for the 21st Century.
Desh Subba is a philosopher, novelist and poet. He was born in Dharan, in the eastern part of Nepal in 1965 and currently lives with his family in Hong Kong. He started Philosophy of Fearism as a literary movement in 1999 with his fiction and in 2011 with the line poem. He’s published four novels in Nepali. His third novel Aadibashi is recently published in English, entitled The Tribesmen's Journey to Fearless. In this novel he experiments with the Philosophy of Fearism in literature. He has received three book awards in 2015: National Indie Excellence Awards (winner), International Book Awards (finalist) and New York Book Festival Award (honorable mention). He continues to write while speaking at universities, like Hong Kong University and elsewhere about Fearism. He the leading fearism spokesperson in the East, and co-founder of the Fearism Study Center (2009-) in Dharan, Nepal.