Dan LeRoy is the author of three previous books, including a volume for Bloomsbury's 33 1/3 Series about the Beastie Boys album Paul's Boutique. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, The Village Voice, and Esquire online. His speculative fiction has been published in several anthologies, and has appeared on the No Sleep podcast. Since 2006, he has been the director of the Writing and Publishing Department at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School in Midland, PA. His next book, Different Drummer: The Secret History of the Drum Machine, will be published by Bloomsbury in 2022.