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Forrest Peterson and his wife live near a small city in central Minnesota. He received a BA in history from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN, and an MA in journalism and mass communication from the University of Minnesota. He was a newspaper reporter and editor for 20 years, and now works in public information for the state of Minnesota. He has attended workshops at The Loft in Minneapolis and the Iowa Summer Writing Festival at the University of Iowa. His first novel, Good Ice, was published in 2007, and second novel, Buffalo Ridge, in 2012. The Swineherd’s Angel is his third novel. In 2017 he received an Individual Artist Career Grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council for The Swineherd’s Angel. He is working on a new novel around themes of the interface of science and social science, physics and metaphysics, faith and reason.