Joseph Finder's background is not in literature, but in international politics. Born in Chicago, he moved around the world with his family, spending much of his early childhood in Afghanistan and the Philippines. He later moved with his family to Bellingham, Washington and then to Albany, New York where he attended high school.
In addition to his fiction, Joe does occasional work for Hollywood and has written on espionage and international affairs relations for a number of publications, including Forbes, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Republic. He roots for the Boston Red Sox, and lives in Boston with his wife and daughter.