Patrick Edwards-Daugherty was born July 2, 1974 in Chapel Hill, N.C. He studied theoretical physics at McGill and Cambridge, then founded a web-based software company, Pleiades, in 1999. He started a webcomic, Secret Vespers, in 2006, and a column, Lovesick, in 2008. He paints, and writes poetry and fiction. His latest book, Pet Poems, came out November, 2010. He plays bassoon in a Montreal-based band.