Ivan Brady holds a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Oregon (1970), with subfield teaching and publishing in cognitive science, ethnography, anthropological poetics, ethnographic fiction and history, linguistics, and qualitative methods. He is Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus and previous Chair of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Oswego. A former President of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology and Chair of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, he also served as Book Review Editor of the American Anthropologist. He spent years doing research among the Pacific Islanders and Native American tribes of the Southwest. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of several books, dozens of chapters, articles, and reviews. His poetry has appeared in books and journals in various disciplines, including Reflections: The Anthropological Muse (Iain Prattis, ed., 1985), The American Tradition in Qualitative Research (N. K. Denzin and Y. S. Lincoln, eds., 2001), The Qualitative Inquiry Reader (N. K. Denzin and Y. S. Lincoln, eds., 2002), Poetic Inquiry: Vibrant Voices in the Social Sciences (M. Prendergast, C. Leggo, & P. Sameshima, eds., 2009), the Neuroanthropology Network Newsletter, Anthropology and Humanism (Quarterly), drunken boat: online journal of the arts, Pendulum, Cultural Studies ⇔ Critical Methodologies, Qualitative Inquiry, Philosophy Now, and the International Review of Qualitative Research. His latest book on poetics is The American West & Points South: Poems & Other Work (Berryville, AR; Edge of Town Press, 2013); see also The Time at Darwin’s Reef: Poetic Explorations in Anthropology and History (AltaMira 2003). Sagebrush Kill was his first novel and the beginning of the Aaron McCaan mysteries. Ritual Overkill is the sequel. Along with several of his other books, both of the McCaan novels are available in paperback and electronic formats at Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. The series continues with the third novel, No Kill Canyon, now available at Amazon.com. Formerly in upstate New York, Brady now lives in Westborough, Massachusetts.