The author of The Rat Bastards, Len Levinson, served on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1954-1957. Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, he graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Social Science. He relocated to New York City and worked as an advertising copywriter and public relations executive. Eventually, he gave up outside commitments to become a full-time novelist.
Len's written works include more than 80 published titles. He created and wrote several series books, including the Apache Wars Saga, The Pecos Kid, The Sergeant and The Rat Bastards.
After many years in New York City, he now lives in a small town (pop. 3100) in rural Illinois.