Born near Detroit, J.A. Crawford wanted to grow up to be a superhero. He was the first in his family to escape the factory line for college and studied Criminal Justice at Wayne State University, specializing in criminal procedure and interrogation. Despite what his family thinks, Joe is not a spy. When he isn't writing, he travels the country investigating disaster sites. Before that, he taught Criminal Justice, Montessori Kindergarten, and several martial arts. Joe is an alum of the Pitchwars program. Joe splits his time between Michigan and California. He is married to his first and biggest fan, who is not allowed to bring home any more pets. Check in on Joe at www.jacrawford.net.