Michael Gruber, New York Times bestselling author of The
Book of Air and Shadows, The Forgery of Venus, Night of the Jaguar,
Tropic of Night, and Valley of Bones, has a PhD in marine
sciences and began freelance writing while working in Washington, D.C.,
as a policy analyst and speech writer. Since 1990, he has been a
full-time writer. He lives in Seattle, Washington.