Nick Petrie received his master's of fine arts in fiction from the University of Washington and won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. His story, “At the Laundromat,” won the 2006 Short Story Contest in the Seattle Review, a national literary journal.
His first novel, "The Drifter," won the International Thriller Writers' Thriller and Barry Awards and was nominated for Edgar, Anthony, and Hammett Awards. He won the 2016 Literary Award from the Wisconsin Library Association and was named one of Apple’s 10 Writers to Read in 2017. "Light It Up" was named the Best Thriller of 2018 by Apple Books and has been nominated for a Barry Award. "The Wild One" is his latest release.