Jonathan KellermanJonathan Seth Kellerman (born August 9, 1949) is an American novelist, psychologist, and Edgar and Anthony Award-winning author best known for his popular mystery novels featuring the character Alex Delaware, a child psychologist who consults for the Los Angeles police department.
Born on the Lower East Side of New York City, his family relocated to Los Angeles when Jonathan was nine years old.
Kellerman graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with a Ph.D in Psychology in 1974 and began working as a staff psychologist at the University of Southern California School of Medicine where he eventually became a full clinical professor of pediatrics. He opened a private practice in the early 1980s while writing novels in his garage at night.
His first published novel, ''When the Bough Breaks'' appeared in 1985, many years after writing and having works rejected. He then wrote five best selling novels while still a practicing psychologist. In 1990 he quit his private practice to write full-time. He has written more than 40 crime novels as well as non-fiction works and children's books. Provided by Wikipedia