Tom Wright (1968 – ) has been a professional meteorologist since 1995. He also runs a weather and science blog called TheWeatherGuru.com. Dead Reckoning is his first novel.
Tom spent seven years forecasting weather for U.S. Department of Defense mission operations on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands and three years forecasting fire weather as an incident meteorologist (IMET) for the National Weather Service in Montana.
He has briefed military generals, delivered live forecasts and discussions on large market radio stations, been interviewed on CBS and NBC national news programs, and was featured in a three-part series on wildfire on The Weather Channel. He has done a lot of research (some of which has been published) and he has spoken at national meteorological conferences. His career has taken him to such places as the Marshall Islands, the Grand Canyon, Glacier and Yellowstone Nations Parks, and Wake Island.
In addition to spending a lot of his career in the Marshall Islands and Montana, he also spent two years forecasting weather out on the high plains of Kansas. In that short time he saw many supercells, two tornadoes, a blizzard, a record-breaking rainstorm, and countless other meteorological wonders. Many of these adventures have been detailed on his blog.
Tom’s primary interests are, obviously, science and weather, but Tom also enjoys reading, sports (especially football), spending time with his family.
He was born and raised on Vashon Island, WA and has been a die-hard Seattle Seahawks fan since the day they were born. He currently lives with his wife and teenage kids in southwest Oregon.