Frank Hazard is the author of two fabulist satires, Sow Belly and the Stranger and Sow Belly and the Thief, and a philosophical crime thriller, The Fatal Heist, and Escape from Phalaris, an innovative exposition of art and creative endeavor. He was born on Sea Island, Georgia, and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, where his father was a member of the athletic staff at Yale University. An autodidact, he began to read widely at an early age. He was a staff writer for various magazines on the West Coast, and for many years, he was a drama critic in New York City. Mr. Hazard has been a literary critic, an editor, and a general assignment reporter. Presently he lives in New York City with his wife Nancy, an artist.