Tony Fletcher is the author of a dozen books, including several best-selling music biographies, a memoir, a novel and more. Born in the UK in 1964, he started the fanzine Jamming! during the punk rock explosion of 1977, which led him into further areas of the music and media worlds, and eventually into writing books. Fletcher moved to New York City in the late 1980s, and to the Hudson Valley in the mid-2000s. Throughout, Fletcher has written for a multitude of publications, and appeared on and/or produced various TV, radio and podcast shows. He enjoys weekend work as a Show Director at the Woodstock Rock Academy, running the local Catskill mountains (and roads) and hosting his own outdoor lifestyle podcast, One Step Beyond.