Tim Maleeny was born in New Jersey, the second son of an organic chemist and a registered nurse.
After graduating from Dartmouth College with a degree in Computer Science, Tim attended Columbia Business School in a vain attempt to figure out what he wanted to do when he grew up. Deciding it might be better to forestall growing up altogether, Tim pursued a career in advertising.
But after years of claustrophobic conference rooms and endless meetings, Tim began to daydream of murder and mayhem. Rather than act out his impulses, he figured it would be more socially acceptable to write them down. His clients and colleagues greatly appreciated his restraint and have been incredibly supportive of his writing ever since.
Tim lived in San Francisco for many years and quite a few earthquakes but currently lives with his family in an undisclosed location in New York City.