Anthony Quinn was born in 1971 in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, and after completing an English degree at Queen's University followed various callings --- social worker, counsellor, lecturer, organic market gardener, yoga teacher --- before becoming a part-time journalist and full-time father. His short stories have been short-listed twice for a Hennessy/New Irish Writing Award. He was also the runner-up in a Sunday Times New Food Writer competition. DISAPPEARED is his first novel. He works as a reporter in the wilds of County Tyrone.