Scott David Westerfeld (born May 5, 1963) is an American writer of young adult fiction, best known as the author of the Uglies and the Leviathan series.
Westerfeld was born in Dallas, Texas. As a child he moved to Connecticut for his father Lloyd's job as a computer programmer. He saw his father working with planes, submarines, and the Apollo missions.
Westerfeld graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Philosophy in 1985. He began composing music as a teenager and composes music for modern dance. In 2001, Westerfeld married Australian author Justine Larbalestier.
As of 2013, Westerfeld divided his time between Sydney, Australia and New York City.
Westerfeld is best known for the Uglies series, including the spin-off graphic novel series Shay's Story. Other novels of his include Afterworlds…Read more on Wikipedia