A former news writer for newspapers, magazines and The Associated Press, Topper Sherwood lives in Berlin, working on a book about the early "Weimar" years 1918-1924.
His byline has appeared in Time magazine, BusinessWeek, the Boston Globe, Pittsburgh Press, Smithsonian Air & Space, Chronicle of Higher Education and other publications.
He is the co-author of
Just Good Politics: The Life of Raymond Chafin, Appalachian Boss (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1994). As owner of Appalachian Editions, he edited and published the work of several scholars, writing about regional history.
Carla Rising is his first novel.