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About the Author

Tom Seigel was born in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up in rural Warren County where his public school graduating class totaled sixty-four students. During high school, he studied classical piano at the St. Louis Conservatory and School for the Arts. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in English Literature and Spanish, and after college, he attended the University of Michigan Law School.

Following a stint at a Manhattan law firm, Tom worked for eight years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn. There, he was Deputy Chief and Chief of the Justice Department's Organized Crime Strike Force. He prosecuted several high-ranking members of the Lucchese, Bonanno, and Colombo families. (Tom shares a birthday with legendary mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel. No relation. Some irony.) 

After twenty years as a litigator, Tom earned an MFA in fiction writing from Fairfield University. His debut novel, The Astronaut's Son, won a Bronze Medal in the 2018 Foreword Reviews INDIES Book of the Year Awards and was a finalist for the 2019 Connecticut Book of the Year


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