J. R. Klein has a doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins University. He has published over a hundred and fifty articles in scholarly journals and mainstream magazines. He says, “My books cycle back and forth between literary fiction and horror/mystery.” In its review of Klein’s first novel, Frankie Jones, The US Review of Books said, “Echoes of Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises linger in the white spaces of Klein’s beguiling novel.” The Ostermann House, a psychological thriller, was a Killer Nashville Claymore Award Finalist and was selected as Best Book of 2017 by Advice Books International. Klein authored a play about the Vietnam War that was performed at the University of Tulsa. An avid traveler, Klein has been to more than twenty-two countries. He lives with his wife in Houston, Texas.