Tom Swift is the author of Chief Bender’s Burden, winner of the Seymour Medal. He holds an M.S. in community health education and an M.F.A. in creative writing. He is certified in Mental Health First Aid by the National Council for Behavioral Health and as a powerlifting coach by USA Powerlifting. A former journalist, he won industry awards as a feature writer and sportswriter. He and his little buddy, a terrier, live in and roam around Minneapolis.