Aiden Thomas, the author of Graveyard Boys, graduated from Mills College with a master's degree in creative writing. Aiden was born in Oakland, California, and now lives in Portland, Oregon, where they draw inspiration from the Pacific Northwest's rich landscape. Aiden is known among their friends for being astonished by book/movie twist endings and for organizing their bookshelves by color. Aiden enjoys exploring the outdoors with their dog, Ronan, when he is not writing. Figaro, their cat, prefers to help them with their inside activities, such as reading and drinking too much coffee.