Kent Anderson is a U.S. Special Forces veteran who served in Vietnam and
a former police officer in Portland, Oregon, and Oakland,
California. With an MFA in creative writing from the University of
Montana, he has taught college-level English and written screenplays.
His two previous novels, Sympathy for the Devil and the New York Times Notable Book Night Dogs,
both feature Hanson. Anderson may be the only person in U.S. history to
have won two NEA grants for creative writing as well as two Bronze
Stars. He lives in New Mexico.