Steve Perry has sold dozens of stories to magazines and anthologies, as well as a considerable number of novels, animated teleplays, non-fiction articles, reviews, and essays, along with a couple of unproduced movie scripts. He wrote for the television show "Batman: The Animated Series" and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing. His novelization of "Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire" spent ten weeks on the "New York Times" bestseller list. He also wrote the bestselling novelization for the summer blockbuster movie "Men in Black," and all of his collaborative novels for Tom Clancy's "Net Force" series have made the "New York Times" bestseller list. He is a recipient of the Willamette Writers Lifetime Achievement Award. For the past several years he has concentrated on books, and is currently working on novels now numbered somewhere around sixty-five. He is married to the former Dianne Waller. They have two grown children, five grandsons, two Welsh Cardigan Corgis and a cat.