Dr. Francis Bandettini, Author of American Jackal

Dr1For psychiatry thriller, a psychiatrist author is a must. Dr. Bandettini is a private practice psychiatrist and co-author of American Jackal. He graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in molecular biology. He earned his medical degree at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Bandettini completed his psychiatry residency at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, where he subsequently joined the faculty as an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry. He is a retired Captain from the United States Army and South Dakota National Guard. He lives with his wife in the greater Sioux Falls area.

What is unique about Dr. Bandettini? Just about everything. On most days, Dr. Bandettini rides his bicycle to work—even in the harsh South Dakota winters with his titanium-studded tires. He believes, according to recent research and his own experience, a day without biking is a day without peak brain power.


Matt Nilsen, Author of American Jackal

Matt1The healthcare wordsmith. Matt Nilsen is the co-author of American Jackal. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and four children. His current and previous employers include Targa Media, the 3M Company, Intermountain Healthcare and the St. Barnabas Healthcare System. He completed an undergraduate degree in marketing at the University of Utah, and earned a Master of Health Administration degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He is currently working on book two in the Troy Stoker, M.D. psychiatry thriller series.