About the Author

Photograph of the author © Troye Fox

Photograph of the author © Troye Fox

Nick Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington, won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, and his story “At the Laundromat” won the 2006 Short Story Contest in The Seattle Review, a national literary journal.  His first novel, The Drifter, was nominated for 2016 Edgar, International Thriller Writer (ITW) and Barry awards for Best First Novel, and the 2016 Hammett Prize for Best Novel. He was also named one of Apple's 10 Writers to Read in 2017.  A husband and father, he has worked as a carpenter, remodeling contractor, and building inspector.  He lives in Milwaukee.  Burning Bright is his second novel, and the sequel to The Drifter.

For more on Nick Petrie and his particular dementia, see his blog.