John-Manuel Andriote is an author, journalist, and speaker who has focused on gay culture and politics, HIV/AIDS, health, and medicine since the early 1980s. His first children's book, Wilhelmina Goes Wandering, based on the true story of a runaway cow in Connecticut, was published in April 2014. An updated e-book edition of his book Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco/Dance Music was published in 2012. An updated and expanded new edition of his acclaimed history of the AIDS epidemic in the U.S., Victory Deferred: How AIDS Changed Gay Life in America, was published in 2011. For 22 years, Andriote reported from Washington, D.C., until returning to eastern Connecticut in 2007. He holds a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.