Brian Freeman was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Carleton College where he graduated in 1984 with magna cum laude in English. Before becoming an author, Brian Freeman was a director of marketing and public relations at the international law firm of Faegre & Benson. He debuted in 2005 with his novel, Immoral, which won the Macavity Award for Best First Novel and was a finalist for the Edgar Award. His books have been sold in 46 countries and are available in 17 languages. He credits his grandmother and his 8th grade composition teacher for his success.
Brian Freeman currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota and is married to Marcia Freeman.