Alexi Zentner is the author of seven novels: Copperhead, The Lobster Kings, and Touch, and under the pseudonym Ezekiel Boone, he is the author of the internationally bestselling The Hatching trilogy, which includes the books The Hatching, Skitter, and Zero Day, as well as The Mansion. His work has been published or is forthcoming in more than sixteen countries and a dozen languages and is under development for the screen. He is an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Binghamton University.