Born in Blacksburg, a once sleepy college town in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, I grew up thinking I wanted to be a veterinarian. Organic chemistry had other ideas. But I always had stories in my head. Eventually, after a few degrees and few cool jobs--including a 10-year stint at NASA's Kennedy Space Center--I wrote some of those stories down.
I'm the author of several young adult books, including MEMENTO NORA, THE FORGETTING CURVE, and THE MEME PLAGUE, as well as numerous nonfiction books for kids. I've also published many short stories, for both adults and teens.