Kevin Stevens grew up in Great Falls, Montana at the centre of the highest concentration of nuclear weapons in the western Hemisphere, which may explain his boyhood fascination with the Cold War and Russia. His American father and devoutly Catholic mother relocated their family to Ireland in 1972 and Kevin studied English in UCD alongside Frank McGuinness and Colm Toibin amongst others. Later, he spent 10 years in Boston working in publishing and also wrote non-fiction title The Cops Are Robbers, which sold 20,000 copies. He started writing fiction in the late 90’s and Simon and Schuster published his first The Rizzoli Contract, followed by Song for Katya. One of his children’s books The Powers was the Dublin UNESCO City of Literature City-wide Reading Project for children in 2014. Kevin has also written for the Irish Times and for Journal of Music in Ireland. He divides his time between Boston and Dublin.