John Lescroart was born in Texas, the second of seven children in a Catholic family, and graduated from UC Berkeley. Before succeeding as a novelist, he pursued singing/songwriting and a multitude of odd jobs. Today he is an internationally celebrated author with thirteen consecutive bestsellers. His books have been Literary Guild, Mystery Guild, Reader’s Digest, and Book of the Month Club selections. In 2007 Lescroart’s novel The Suspect was named as the American Author’s Association Novel of the Year. His most recent novel is entitled Damage.