Peter Thompson grew up in Illinois, and lives near Chicago. He remembers how excited he was when the first astronaut stepped on to the moon. He has had an appreciation of space, and the possibility of aliens ever since. His love of children’s books developed while reading to his three sons. He has always been a reader, the writing came later. His first novel, Living Proof, a thriller, was published by Berkeley Press and sold 40,000 copies. Summer on Earth is his first novel for young readers. In his free time he hikes, reads, writes, paints and is planning his next trip to an out of the way location.