Roy Berkeley (1935-2009) wrote fiction under 14 pseudonyms, A Spy's London is the only book under his own name. Born in Washington, D.C., he received his B.A. from Columbia College, in New York City, and did graduate work in history there. He was a celebrated folk singer, a newspaper editor, a photojournalist, and a teacher of American history through folk music, giving courses or single performances in many venues, also doing European tours under sponsorship if the U.S. Information Agency. He served in an intelligence agency in his twenties, and later (after moving to Vermont) was a deputy Sheriff and a member of the state's Fish & Wildlife Board. He was married for 43 years to his loving wife Ellen.