Retired from his work as a computer consultant, author Brion Hathaway lives in a garden apartment with his parrot, Elsie. Brion went to school in Brooklyn, lived in Queens and worked in Manhattan. The idea for his five book series – the Gotham Chronicles – was born during a Mensa club meeting in 2008. It was a SIG or special interest group meeting and the topic was pulp fiction. Thus, Brion’s writing borrows heavily from the pulp mags of the early 20th century – Argosy and All-Story magazines. Brion’s favorite authors from this era are Edgar Rice Burroughs, Sax Rohmer and the Victor Appleton house pseudonym which includes the Tom Swift series. Several famous people, including Steve Wozniak and Isaac Asimov, have cited "Tom Swift" as an inspiration. Brion is a long-time member of the LIWG – the Long Island Writer’s Guild. He spends a great deal of time coaching youth basketball and tennis as well as tutoring several science subjects for the NY State Regents Exams.