As a child, Reade Scott Whinnem spent his summers in the earthquake-ridden, ghost-infested woods of East Haddam, Connecticut. From an early age, his father instilled in him a love of Star Trek, comic books, and monster movies, thereby condemning him to a life of incurable geekiness. In addition to being a writer, he is an avid gardener, cook, and photographer. Both he and his wife are proud public-school teachers. They live on Cape Cod, where they dig clams, correct essays, and, when necessary, reassure their overweight cat that she is a devastatingly attractive feline.
He is the author of The Pricker Boy (Random House, 2010).