Writer Brian Anderson

Brian was born during the Mercury space program of the early 1960's.  He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, but moved to Austin, Texas when he was 25 years old and has been there ever since.

Brian has a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, a master's degree in marine science from the University of Texas, and a Ph.D. in chemistry, also from the University of Texas.

Before becoming a children's book author, Brian worked a variety of jobs, including census taker, hazardous waste operations, and backstage security at rock concerts. From 2005 to 2011 he taught chemistry at the University of Texas, and currently works as an educational consultant in science. In his spare time he watches old movies, cooks food that nobody else will eat, and makes custom piņatas. Brian is also a Star Wars stormtrooper in the 501st Legion.

Although Brian and his family are all lifelong Earthlings, Brian's older daughter is named after one of Neptune's moons. Brian has one wife, two daughters, six cats, and 17,306 comic books.

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