LUCAS FRANKLIN is the great^8-grandson of Josiah Franklin, Benjamin Franklin’s father.
Franklin is also the great-grandson of a Cherokee Indian.
Born in California, Franklin was raised biculturally in both Mexico and the United States.
Intrigued early by finance, he became a broker in college, later withdrawing from school to become a floor trader on the Mexican Stock Exchange.
His first novel—Un Principiante en Wall Street/The Wall Street Apprentice—a satire of Mexican stock market— was published in 1997.
Today, he lives in New England with his wife, Kristin.