Brent Monahan was born as a World War II occupation baby in Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan, in 1948. He earned a bachelor's degree in music from Rutgers University and a doctorate in musical arts from Indiana University, Bloomington. He has worked in the music and writing industries as a performer, stage director, and teacher. He's written fourteen books and a lot of short stories, all of which have been published. Two of his works have been adapted into films. Brent and Bonnie live in Yardley, Pennsylvania.