Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Stuart Thaman graduated from Hillsdale College with degrees in politics and German, and has since sworn off life in the cold north. Now comfortably settled in Kentucky, he lives with his lovely wife, a rambunctious Boston terrier named Yoda (not his wife), and four cats who probably hate him (also not his wife). When not writing, he enjoys smoking cigars, acquiring bruises in mosh pits, and preparing for the end of the world.