Thomas F. Monteleone was born in 1946. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife, Elizabeth, and daughter, Olivia. He's been a professional writer since 1972, publishing more than 90 short stories, editing at least 6 anthologies and some 20 novels. His column of opinion, "The Mothers And Fathers Italian Association," appears in Cemetery Dance magazine. In 1993, his novel, The Blood of the Lamb, won a Bram Stoker Award. His TV credits include Tales From the Darkside and PBS television.