Tony L. Hines has been a professional writer for more than 16 years, with articles appearing in publications as varied as Log Homes, Food & Wine, and Travel & Leisure. His first novel, Waking Lazarus, was published to wide acclaim in 2006, earning a spot on the Library Journal "25 Best Genre Books of 2006" list.
In 1995, Tony founded H2O Advertising with his wife Nancy. In 2003, after eight years of growth, they merged their company with Wendt Advertising (www.iwendt.com) to create the largest advertising agency in the Northern Rockies. From 1995 to 2002, Tony was also the Managing Editor and a contributing writer for Locations magazine, published by the Association of Film Commissioners International (www.afci.org) to promote on-location film production around the world. Locations is distributed to the feature film and commercial production industries.
Tony lives in Montana with his wife and daughter. His long list of past odd jobs includes trimming Christmas trees, sorting seed potatoes, selling strawberries, and cleaning cadaver storage rooms. As a teen, he was undefeated in air guitar competitions (a record of 3-0), in which he performed songs by ZZ Top.