Frederick Waterman is a former journalist and sportswriter who worked for newspapers in Connecticut and New Hampshire, and for United Press International. His news assignments included covering of presidential campaigns and elections, murder trials, and every type of local, state, and national news. He worked as a drama critic in New York and Boston, and, as a feature writer for UPI, his interview subjects ranged from Stephen King to Eric Sevareid and Cybill Shepherd.
While working as a sportswriter for UPI, Waterman covered the Olympics, Wimbledon, the World Series, the Super Bowl, the NBA and NHL playoffs, the PGA, Doug Flutie's "Miracle Pass" in Miami, and the Boston Marathon. His magazine articles have included pieces on how to forge fine art and how to be a butler (for which he attended a butler's school in London). He began writing for "Hemispheres" in 1992 and wrote the first "Row 22, Seats A&B" stories in 1997.