Frank Scalise was a police officer from 1993 to 2013, retiring as a captain. After retirement, he taught leadership at police agencies across the US and Canada for four years, before retiring completely in order to write full time. He is the award-winning author of over fifty novels, most of them crime fiction as Frank Zafiro. This includes his flagship series of police procedurals, The River City series. He also writes mainstream fiction and non-fiction under his given name and fantasy and science fiction as Frank Saverio.

In addition to writing, Frank hosts the podcast Wrong Place, Write Crime and frequently co-hosts other podcasts such as Beyond the Big Screen and Organized Crime and Punishment. He is an avid hockey fan and a tortured guitarist. He lives in Redmond, Oregon, with his wife, who remains simultaneously his biggest fan and critic.

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