Joe Weisberg grew up in Chicago. He worked in the CIAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Directorate of Operations in the early 1990Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s. After leaving the Agency, he wrote the novels 10th Grade and An Ordinary Spy. He was a staff writer on the first two seasons of TNTÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Falling Skies. He currently lives in New York with his wife and daughter.