Christopher Keating (1957 - ) was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the seventh of nine children. His father was geologist and worked in the petroleum industry, starting Christopher on a life-long love of science while also taking the family all over the world. After returning to the US after high school, Christopher eventually joined the US Navy. After leaving active duty for the Navy Reserve, he attended graduate school and earned th Ph.D. in physics. After a career teaching physics and conducting research in planetary geophysics, he wrote "Dialogues on 2012: Why the World Will Not End" to address questions his students frequently asked about claims the world would end when the Mayan calendar ran out in 2012. He followed it up with two books on climate change, "Undeniable: Dialogues on Global Warming" and "The Global Warming Skeptic Challenge", before publishing his first novel, "That Which Maddens and Torments." He now lives in the Texas Hill Country.