Mark Arsenault graduated with a B.A. in English and philosophy from Assumption College in 1989. He has been a reporter for over 15 years, and won first place in the 2004 New England Associated Press Editors award for news writing. Arsenault was part of a reporting team whose package of news stories in 2003 was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of the Billy Povich suspense series, including Gravewriter and Loot the Moon.