At age thirteen, Mason Thomas decided to write a letter to his favorite author, Isaac Asimov. A few weeks later, to his surprise, a postcard arrived for him in the mail. Typed out by Asimov personally--mistakes and all--and signed at the bottom.
And so began Mason's writing journey. Inspired by not only Asimov's work and his amazing wit, but also by the generosity and kindness he showed to a nerdy young fan, Mason has been writing stories ever since.
Mason is still just a nerdy teenager, although his hairline and belt length indicate otherwise. When his fingers are not pounding away at a keyboard, they can usually be found holding a video-game controller, plucking away at an electric guitar, or shaking a twenty-sided die during a role-playing game. Mason will take any opportunity to play dress-up, whether through cosplay, Halloween, or a visit to a Renaissance Faire. He pays the bills by encouraging middle school students to explore ideas and make a mess in his science classroom. He and his very patient husband, who has tolerated is geeky nonsense for two decades, love to travel whenever they can, but they spend most of their year residing in the amazing city of Chicago.