Andrew Vachss has been a federal investigator in sexually transmitted diseases, a social caseworker and a labor organizer, and has directed a maximum security prison for youthful offenders. Now a lawyer in private practice, he represents children and youths exclusively. He is the author of ten novels, a collection of short stories, three graphic series and Another Chance to Get It Right: A Children's Book for Adults. His work has appeared in Parade, Antaeus, The New York Times and numerous other forums. He lives in New York City. The official Vachss website can be found at http://www.vachss.com/.