Nicholas S. Literski holds a JD from Northern Illinois University, as well as a BS in sociology from Utah State University. Currently, he manages a bookstore in Nauvoo, Illinois. He was the first Latter-day Saint to become a Freemason in Hancock County since 1846 and has continued to progress in the fraternity, receiving the degrees of Royal Arch Masonry, the Cryptic Rite, the Scottish Rite, and the orders of Knights Templar. He has addressed issues of Mormonism and Freemasonry at the annual conferences of the Mormon History Association and is the author of Method Infinite: Freemasonry and the Mormon Restoration, forthcoming from Greg Kofford Books.