Donald S. Crankshaw has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from MIT, which was more useful for writing fantasy than he had expected, though less helpful for writing science fiction than he had hoped. He has previously published stories in Nature FuturesDaily Science Fiction, and Black Gate. Donald lives in Boston with his wife and fellow writer, Kristin Janz.

A long-enough-to-be-boring autobiography can be found at A Brief History of Donald.