Cassidy Cornblatt is the author of two young adult fantasy novels, A Broken World and Discordant Tones, as well as two shorter works entitled Poetry and Photo Travel Guide: Italy and Nothing Is Random. He has lived most of his life in Carroll County, Maryland, where he has seen tractors driven to school and principals kiss pigs. He has been licked by a giraffe, sprayed by a geyser at Yellowstone, and has stood upon the ramparts of the castles of Spain and Portugal. He has earned a B.S. in Biochemistry, a B.S. in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, and a B.A. in English from the University of Maryland, College Park, and he most recently earned a Ph.D. in Plant Biology at The Pennsylvania State University.