Kevin Emerson grew up in Cheshire, Connecticut and went to Colby College. His past careers were as a banker, camp counselor, and an elementary school teacher. He currently is a volunteer at 826 Seattle, a chapter of 826 National, a non-profit writing and tutoring for youths 6-18 founded by writer Dave Eggers.
Central Services' The Board of Education is a band that sings educational music for kids and the band's songs charted nationally on college radio. They released an album called Central Services Presents... The Board of Education
R.J. Carter of The Trades said that the first Oliver Nocturne book is creepy, good for kids eight and up, and he gave the book a B+. Wendy Hines of Armchair Interviews said that she highly recommends the first Olver Nocturne book.