Bruce Healey, the author of "Small Dreams of a Tarantula: The Musings of a Brazilian Lost in the American Midwest", was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1961 and subsequently lived in England, Scotland and the Middle East (Bahrain). In 1984 he graduated from Colgate University in New York State and returned to Brazil where he worked in insurance and risk management. Later, he lived in Mexico and Venezuela, settling in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2001, where he now lives with his wife. He became a US citizen in 2008.
The book features Healey’s published columns, thoughts and opinions on a number of issues – contentious or otherwise. He says this book is an attempt to share a small part of what little he has gleaned from this great ongoing saga of life – so far.