Well, the DTCA authors have been announced. I correctly guessed four of the 13 I didn't already know.
I really did like doing this. I'm still not totally satisfied by my story, because I did alter it to be kinder, and I do intend to make the darker and more mythological one that I'm certain Kleenexwoman will like even more.
Speaking of which, kleenexwoman, I trust you did finally guess me? I was quite deliberate about that trail of breadcrumbs, you know. :) And equally deliberate about my obfuscation! :D