Gene Brewer was born and raised in Muncie, Indiana and educated at DePauw University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before becoming a novelist Dr. Brewer studied DNA replication and cell division at several major research institutions, including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis) and Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland). He is the author of the acclaimed K-PAX trilogy, a memoir (Creating K-PAX), a story for young adults ("Alejandro" in Twice Told), and the stage adaptation of his novel, K-PAX. For a compilation of other work, see other books. He lives in Vermont and New Brunswick with his wife and mixed-breed dog, Vikki. Hobbies are flying, running, chess, astronomy/cosmology, music, theater, and of course, reading (favorite author: Kurt Vonnegut). Passions include ecology, animal rights*, and his wife, Karen.

  *Some of the best American and British animal rights/vegan organizations are:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

The National Anti-vivisection Society

United Poultry Concerns

The Jane Goodall Institute

The American Vegan


Europeans for Medical Progress

The Vegan Society

and Vegan Village