Warren Adler is the author of 30 books, including five collections of short stories and 25 novels. Two of his books, the cult classic The War of the Roses and Random Hearts, have been major movies, and his Sunset Gang story collection about retirees in Florida was adapted as an acclaimed trilogy on PBS. Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Adler is a graduate of Brooklyn Tech and NYU. During his Army service he was the Washington Correspondent for Armed Forces Press Service. Before he turned to full-time writing, Mr. Adler had founded an advertising agency in Washington, DC, had owned broadcasting properties, and with his wife and son started the Washington Dossier, which became an important magazine in the nation's capital. In LA he worked on the Warner Bros. lot adapting his own material. His recent collection of short stories New York Echoes is a compilation written after his return to New York City after 40 years living. His latest novel Funny Boys was published last year by Overlook Press, and deals with a tumler in a Catskill resort and the Jewish gangsters of Murder Inc. circa 1937.