The Author

JAMES LILLIEFORS is a journalist and novelist who grew up in the Washington, D.C. area. His novels include THE PSALMIST and THE TEMPEST and the international political thrillers THE LEVIATHAN EFFECT and VIRAL. Lilliefors has written for various publications including The Washington Post, The Miami Herald and the Baltimore Sun. He began his journalism career with Runner's World magazine and worked for many years as a newspaper editor and reporter, in Maryland and in Florida. He was the longtime head writer at the Philharmonic Center/​Naples Museum of Art (now Artis-Naples) in Florida and has contributed to a number of publications on art and artists. Lilliefors is author of the non-fiction books AMERICA'S BOARDWALKS, HIGHWAY 50 and BALL CAP NATION, as well as a mystery novel, BANANAVILLE. He was educated at the University of Iowa and the University of Virginia, where he was a Henry Hoyns Fiction Writing Fellow. Lilliefors also co-wrote (with Janet Johnson and Dr. Jack Crocker) the alma mater for Florida Gulf Coast University.

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