Ed Kovacs is the author of the critically-acclaimed Cliff St. James mystery/crime series published by St. Martin’s Press. Ed has studied martial arts, holds many weapons-related licenses, certifications and permits, and is a certified medical First Responder. Using various pen names, he has worked professionally around the world as a screenwriter, journalist, and media consultant. He is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, American Legion Post 299, the International Thriller Writers association, and Mystery Writers of America.

Ed graduated from Southern Illinois University, having paid his tuition by working in a steel mill, driving a truck, and spinning records as a late-night jazz DJ on local radio.

He splits his time between his home in Asia and his aircraft hangar home at a Southern California airport.