Vaughn C. Hardacker is a member of the New England Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. Three of his novels were finalists in the Crime Fiction category of the Maine Literary Awards. His sixth novel, the latest entry in the Dylan Thomas Thriller series, The Exchange, was published by Encircle Publications in September, 2020. Encircle will publish his new thriller, Ripped Off, in January of 2023. He is a veteran of the U. S. Marines and served in Vietnam. He holds degrees from Northern Maine Technical College, the University of Maine, and Southern New Hampshire University. He lives in Stockholm, Maine, where he is working on his next crime thriller.