Frank Perez is a writer, historian, educator, public speaker, small-business owner, and tour guide. He has authored several books on New Orleans queer history, the most recent of which is Political Animal: The Life and Times of Stewart Butler. He is a columnist for Ambush Magazine and French Quarter Journal. His publications include a number of scholarly articles in academic journals, as well as a number of poems and short stories in various literary journals. In addition to writing, Perez owns a small business and is a licensed New Orleans tour guide. He earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1991 and an M.A. in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1997. A former Associate Professor of English, Perez now teaches part-time at Loyola University.