Scott Lynch was born in 1978 in St. Paul, Minnesota, and currently lives in Massachusetts. In addition to being a freelance writer for various role playing game companies he has done all the usual jobs writers put in their bios: dishwasher, waiter, web designer, marketing writer, office manager and short-order cook. His first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, was an international success and he now writes full-time.
A bright new voice in the fantasy genre - George R. R. Martin The kind of witty romp that reminds you exactly how much fun heroic fantasy is supposed to be - SFX Lynch hasn't merely imagined a far-off world, he's created it, put it all down on paper: the smells, the sounds, the people, the feel of the place. The novel is a virtuoso performance, and sf/fantasy fans will gobble it up - Booklist (starred review) Grand, grandiose, grandiloquent . . . No critic is likely to fault Lynch in his overflowing qualities of inventiveness, audacious draftsmanship, and sympathetic characterization - Locus