Ray Dyson first took up eating in Evansville, IN, just long enough ago that not only is the house he was born in no longer there, neither is the street. He attended The Ohio State University School of Journalism, and spent several years as a newspaperman, covering crime and sports. He is a former sports editor and sports columnist, and now lives in Mansfield, OH, with his wife, Pamela, where he works as a freelance journalist. He has a particular interest in American history (especially the Civil War), the American West and the American cinema.

Dyson is the author of threebooks: a baseball story Smokey Joe, and a Western novel, Bannon: The Scavenger Breed. His crime story, The Ice Cream Blonde (Black Opal Books 2015) is set in Hollywood in 1931.