Brad Spencer was born in DeKalb, Illinois, but lived a decade of his life in Arizona before returning to the Midwest. After a brief stint in the corporate world, Brad followed his passion for writing and has now worked in the profession for more than fifteen years. He spent twelve years as an editor/writer in the newspaper business, winning several Illinois Press Association awards before stepping out on his own as an independent freelance writer, journalist and editor.
The Upshot, a fictional suspense/crime thriller, is his first novel.
He lives just outside of Chicago with his wife and four children.