Allan Retzky received a degree in metallurgical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a MBA from Harvard. As a group vice president and member of the board of a large trading company, he supervised worldwide trading of non-ferrous materials. Retzky also spent several years directing an international non-profit created by New York State and the Israeli government.
After his real careers, Retzky earned a MFA degree and began his fiction writing career. Vanished in the Dunes is his first novel. He lives in the Hamptons with his wife, Susan.