John Anderson was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he still lives. He is married and has twins. When he was a kid, he knew he wanted to be a storyteller, and when he was in high school, he fell in love with writing. Anderson attended both Indiana University and University of Illinois where he received both an under- graduate degree and an master's degree in English literature. He enjoys the challenge of solving the puzzle of a plot, unpacking the personality of a new character, and translating a picture in his mind into words. Anderson likes to hike, he is very creative, an excellent piano and ukelele player, and loves playing games and LEGO.