Neal Bascomb was born in Denver, Colorado in 1971. Neal graduated from Miami University (Ohio) with dual degrees in Economics and English Literature. Neal's first book was Higher (Doubleday) which was chosen for a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. His other works include Perfect Mile (Houghton Mifflin), Red Mutiny (Houghton Mifflin), and Hunting Eichmann (Houghton Mifflin). Neal lives in Philadelphia with his wife and children.