Ed McGinnis is the author of the novels The Forever Family, Night Train Express, The Blue Route, Wildwood, Day of the Dead, The Dream Garden and Summer Winds, Northern Lights. He grew up in the shadow of the Blue Route, on the deceptively mean streets of suburban Philadelphia, where he encountered the sort of real-life characters that inhabit his fiction: shady politicians, pragmatic cops, outlaw bikers, drug dealers, gamblers, mob figures, murder victims and killers. He has spent many summers working and vacationing at the Jersey shore, primarily in The Wildwoods. He has worked as an ad agency copywriter, technical writer and editor, in market research and in various capacities in the hospital and health care industry. Ed lives in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.