David Stanasolovich writes under the pseudonym Andrew Colvin. He lives in Phoenix with his wife, Marcy, four cats and a parrot. He was a long-time resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico where the novel takes place. The author is an engineer in the tech industry. The Mad Girl is the author’s first novel. He has always been interested in the impact of trauma on individuals and how they react differently, some finding strength while others are transformed into something terrible. This was one of the inspirations for writing The Mad Girl.