Kevin Stevens grew up in Great Falls, Montana, before moving with his family to Ireland in 1972. After graduating from University College Dublin, he returned to the US, where he spent ten years in Boston working in publishing and writing nonfiction, including the best-selling The Cops Are Robbers, which was made into an NBC Movie of the Week starring Ed Asner. After another move to Ireland in the 1990s, he started writing fiction; Simon & Schuster published his first two novels, The Rizzoli Contract and Song for Katya, and more recently Betimes Books published Reach the Shining River, a crime novel set in Kansas City in the 1930s. His books for children include The Powers, a Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Reading selection in 2014. Kevin has also written for the Irish Times, the Journal of Music in Ireland, and the Dublin Review of Books. He divides his time between Dublin and Boston.