Tom Hansen was born in Seattle and raised by adoptive parents in nearby Edmonds, Washington. A failed skateboarder, dishwasher, and punk rock guitarist, he turned to shooting and dealing smack. He was very good at it. Hansen kicked his habit, returned to school, and eventually earned an MFA in writing from the University of British Columbia. Tom lives and writes in Seattle. His other work includes the highly praised retro noir thriller This Is What We Do.