Paul Austin Ardoin is a California native and the author of the Fenway Stevenson Mysteries. A graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in creative writing, Ardoin has published short fiction and humorous essays in the anthologies Bottomfish and Sweet Fancy Moses, and articles about computer security in California Computer News and European Communications. When he's not writing novels or trying to save the world through better computer security, Paul plays keyboards in a dance rock band. He lives in the Sacramento area with his wife, two teenagers, and a menagerie of animals.