A published writer of fiction, Tom Leighton was born in Greater Boston and is a graduate of the University of Chicago. In addition to writing novels, advertising copywriter, translator and editor have fed him at one point or another. He has lived in Chicago, Paris, New York, Boston, and now lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. DATE is his first published work of gay fiction. He is currently working on a new novel with a wider scope that attempts to grapple with the legacy of Reagan America versus the world. Perhaps too tall an order, but worth the effort and fun!