Originally from New York City, Brian Alessandro is currently a professor at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona, where he teaches courses in the Psychology of Gender, Human Sexuality, and Developmental Psychology. His first feature film, "Afghan Hound," has been screened at the Left Forum and the Institute For Contemporary Psychotherapy, and has streamed on Amazon and Netflix. Alessandro has several published short stories and works of nonfiction, and his one-act plays have been performed by several New York City theater companies. He holds a Master of Arts in clinical psychology from Columbia University. "The Unmentionable Mann" is his first novel.