Kevin Stevens grew up in Great Falls, Montana, before moving to Ireland, where he graduated from University College Dublin. His nonfiction books include the best-selling The Cops Are Robbers, made into an NBC Movie of the Week starring Ed Asner. Simon & Schuster published his first two novels, The Rizzoli Contract and Song for Katya, and 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. Most recently, Kevin’s novel A Lonely Note won the 2017 Literacy Association of Ireland book award in the YA category and was IBBY Ireland’s Honour Book for Writing. 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.