Keith Mankin was born in Pittsburgh, Penn. and grew up in Boston, Mass. After being a quintessential drama geek in high school, he was an inveterate singer in college, helping to establish the Harvard Din & Tonics a cappella singing group. After graduation, he detoured into medicine and practiced pediatric orthopaedic surgery for nearly 25 years in Boston and Raleigh, N.C. Upon his recent move to Dallas and his retirement from clinical practice, he has returned to art and music, through singing with Arts District Chorale and writing extensively. He is the author of seven short novels, four children’s books, several works of poetry and a textbook on orthopaedic diseases. He has also edited and assisted in the memoirs of both his father and his mother-in-law. He currently lives in Dallas with his wife and two very senior pug dogs.