Kevin Philbin was educated at Franklin and Marshall College, and is a commercial real estate broker. He studied and wrote about the Thomas Merton Papers which were housed in Olean, New York before they were moved to the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky. He is an avid reader of history, foreign policy as well as fiction, and is interested in photography, film, architecture and music. He has written about film, and is the author of Schuyler’s Ghost, a novel about Philip Schuyler. He is currently working on a novel with the working title The Immigrant Handlers. Kevin lives in upstate New York.