About Us

Last Modified on July 13, 2018

The Black Book is dedicated to all of those who suffer from the real world horrors of mental illness and addiction, and to those who didn't make it.

During the time the Black Book was under construction, roughly 50,000 people committed suicide, and another 50,000 died from an opioid overdose. I knew 8 of those people. I think about you all every day.

Steven Hammond

Steve and Quest

Steve is the founder of Northland Creative Wonders, an independent software studio dedicated to making software that brings people together. When not working on cool software, he is playing games, spending time with his family, or spending time playing games with his family. Check out more of his work at http://northlandcreativewonders.com his blog at http://lostpapyr.us or follow him as @shammond42 on Twitter.

Ambar Hammond


Ambar Hammond is the media coordinator for The Black Book, working to keep up with social media and writing newsletters when needed to keep everyone informed of new updates and content. When not working she is an avid baker, dog trainer, and crafter. She is currently working towards an Animal Behavior degree at UMass Amherst and is a member of the Commonwealth Honors College. She also works at the Student Union Craft Center as the Metalsmithing Coordinator.

Adam Darowski


Adam Darowski lives in Peterborough, NH with his wife, three kids, dog, and cat. By day, he is a product designer for Dribbble. In his free time, he coaches youth soccer and is a baseball historian (he created the Hall of Stats, an alternate baseball Hall of Fame populated by a mathematical formula). You can follow Adam at @adarowski on Twitter.