About the Author
In 1993, Mr. Herman completed the first of his historical novels, Carnival of Saints, which was published the following year. The novel was named a finalist in fiction in the Oregon Book Awards and a national finalist in the Barnes And Noble Discover Great New Writers program. The first two books in his Renaissance mystery sries featuring Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolo da Pavia, A Comedy of Murders and The Tears of the Madonna, were published in 1994 and 1996.
Mr. Herman holds a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from Loyola College in Maryland, a Master of Fine Arts degree from Catholic University, and studied theatre at the Boston College School of Expressional Arts under the Rector's scholarship in playwrighting. He has been a professional stage and screen actor and director, and for 16 years he was a resident of the Hawaiian Islands where he served as a drama critic for the Honolulu Advertiser, a theatre columnist for Honolulu magazine, and artistic director for the Commedia Repertory Company. He currently resides in Portland, Oregon.