Elliott M. Freeman was born and raised on the Gulf Coast, went to graduate school in New York, and now lives in the mountainous hinterlands of Virginia.

Hurricanes are attracted to him. No one and nothing else. Just hurricanes.

He speaks French, and can have pantomime-about-the-weather type conversations in Russian and Italian. That’s something he’s working on.

Once, he very nearly fell to his death on a mountain.

At the age of 19, his writing career reached its zenith when he composed a paragraph about two people making out on a lake of quicksilver.

He knows why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch©. 

His weird interests outside of research include copyright law and fair use, syncretism in American occultism and religion, the history of the English language, art nouveau, material culture, mustelids, layout and design, and motion graphics.

He makes horrible puns, but just like geology, he’s not really in that bismuth.