Andrew Pyper became a lawyer before giving in to the only thing he ever really wanted to do – write. Now dubbed “Canada’s scariest writer” by his colleagues (a title he loves) he has penned eight internationally bestselling novels, most recently The Only Child. The Demonologist won the International Thriller Writers award for Best Hardcover Novel and was selected for the Globe and Mail’s Best 100 Books of 2013 and Amazon’s 20 Best Books of 2013. Among his previous books, Lost Girls won the Arthur Ellis Award and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and The Killing Circle was a New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year. Three of Pyper’s novels, including The Demonologist and The Damned, are in active development for feature film. He lives in Toronto and teaches a creative writing intensive at Colorado College.