Robert Kahn has worked as a musician, schoolteacher, legal worker in U.S. immigration prisons, track coach, freelance writer, and newspaper reporter and editor. He studied the saxophone with Joe Allard at the Manhattan School of Music, from which he received a master's degree in performance in 1976. He is the author of the nonfiction book, Other People's Blood: U.S. Immigration Prisons in the Reagan Decade, and An Honest Thief, a novella and stories. He is news editor for Courthouse News Service. Author of the Children's Safety Book series, former Deputy Sheriff Bob Kahn has a master's degree in Education, taught sixth grade for ten years, and was also a D.A.R.E. instructor.