Jared Dillian grew up in southeastern Connecticut in the eighties and nineties, became a Coast Guard officer and spent some time at sea. While in the service, he developed a passion for finance, attended business school, and secured a job as a trader at Lehman Brothers. He joined the firm in 2001, shortly before 9/11, and left at the bankruptcy in 2008. STREET FREAK is the story of those years. He now publishes a financial market newsletter from South Carolina: The Daily Dirtnap. His debut novel, ALL THE EVIL OF THIS WORLD, will be released 21 June 2016.