Brent Crane graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with degrees in International Affairs and Chinese Studies. He loves both of those things. He also has many other interests; some of them include songwriting, creating colorful art, shopping for vinyl records, eating pan-fried dumplings and taking a long hike through the woods. When he's not rambling through foreign lands or fishing, he can be found reading a good book in Boston. See more of his eclectic tastes at his Tumblr blog, mahoganypantherprose.tumblr.com.