W. Thomas Richards is also the author of The Amazon Incident, Strange Things at Alice Springs, and Calamity at the Devils Door, all mysteries featuring the same young cousins chronicled in this book. He graduated from college with the help of the GI bill, and was a supervisor for the Denver Water Department, where he worked for 37 years. He then worked in the airline industry for 10 years before retiring. The author resides in Lone Tree, Colorado.