Elizabeth Moonis a native Texan who grew up two hundred and fifty miles south of San Antonio. After earning a degree in history from Rice University, she spent three years in the Marine Corps, then earned a degree in Biology from the University of Texas, Austin. She is intimately acquainted with autism, through the raising of an autistic son, now a teenager. She lives in Florence, Texas. From the Hardcover edition.Moon, Elizabeth is the author of 'Speed of Dark', published 2004 under ISBN 9780345447548 and ISBN 0345447549.