Brad Grusnick, a native of Wausau, Wisconsin, graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre. He studied Improv and Comedy Writing with The Second City Conservatory in Chicago and went on to write for several sketch comedy shows in both Chicago and Los Angeles. He helped create the stage show and podcast, Mohansen High School, with his improv group, The Fling. He wrote for the Los Angeles sketch comedy group, Dry Hump Comedy, and the independent anthology series, The World of Steam. He is a prolific voice actor and adjunct professor at Columbia College.
The Vagrant Mystery Series was born out of my love of the detectives in the novels of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Mickey Spillane. What if a modern detective didn't have direct access to modern technology? The only way that could be possible is if that detective lived outside the system. Enter Raymond Cobb, the Sam Spade of vagrants. Like the Continental Op or Mike Hammer, Ray has to rely on his wit and connections to get the answers he needs, he doesn't have access to CSI. The Vagrant Mysteries are an homage to the LA of pulp novels and noir movies, a sunny city with lots of dark shadows.