Scott Weems’scareer began as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he served as communications officer onboard the USCGC YOCONA in Kodiak, Alaska. His travels then took him to New Orleans, Boston, Los Angeles, Annapolis, and Little Rock, earning graduate degrees in psychology, education, and creative writing along the way. He also has a Ph.D. in cognitiveneuroscience from U.C.L.A. and once made a little girl cry by telling her that some people go to school until the 26th grade. In his spare time he whitewater kayaks and plays golf, and occasionally writes about himself in the third person.