Ned Hayes is a novelist, journalist, technologist, and humanist who has authored books in many genres, published around the world in multiple languages - most recently the national bestseller The Eagle Tree, which was named one of the top 5 books about the autistic experience. His previous novels include the acclaimed historical novel Sinful Folk, illustrated by New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Nikki McClure, which was nominated for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. He was educated at Stanford University and the Rainier Writing Workshop and has served on the boards of the Reading Foundation and Clarion West.
In December of the year 1377, five children were burned to death in a suspicious fire. A small band of villagers travelled 200 miles in midwinter to demand justice for their deaths.