JEFFREY A. BROWN lives near Dover, Pennsylvania, a small town on the edge of the Pennsylvania Dutch country that attained fleeting international notoriety in 2004 when its school board added “Intelligent Design” to the district’s Biology curriculum.
Both Brown and his wife “Casey” — members of Dover’s school board at that time — resigned in protest, testified in the subsequent trial, and Mr. Brown, at least, thoroughly enjoyed his fifteen minutes of media attention. He was even a punchline in a Jon Stewart monologue on The Daily Show, a fact he intends to have emblazoned on his tombstone.
Brown now writes fantasy/mystery novels, light humor — and recommends Ed Humes’ Monkey Girl to anyone still interested in his hometown’s issues with Charles Darwin.
When he isn’t writing deathless prose, Brown cartoons, acts in and/ or directs plays, and is also, when money gets tight, a self-employed electrician.