Wallace Stroby is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven novels, four of which feature professional thief Crissa Stone.
A Long Branch, N.J., native, he's a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore. His first novel THE BARBED-WIRE KISS, which The Washington Post called "a scorching first novel ...full of attention to character and memory and, even more, to the neighborhoods of New Jersey," was a finalist for the 2004 Barry Award for Best First Novel. In 2012, the Crissa Stone novels were optioned by Showtime Networks for development.
A graduate of Rutgers University, Stroby was an editor at the Star-Ledger of Newark, Tony Soprano's hometown newspaper, for 13 years.