David Lee Summers was born in Southern California in 1966. He moved to New Mexico in the mid 1980s to pursue a degree in physics. In 1987, Summers discovered a variable star in the constellation Coma Berenices. For the next fourteen years, Summers worked full time on the staff of such institutions as Kitt Peak National Observatory and New Mexico State University. During that time, he wrote numerous research papers and helped develop ground-based robotic telescopes.
While pursuing his interest in astronomy, Summers also wrote science fiction and fantasy, publishing numerous short stories and poems along with two novels.
In 1995, David Lee Summers founded "Hadrosaur Tales," a science fiction and fantasy magazine. Summers has also worked as an editor and editorial consultant for literary anthologies published by the El Paso Community College and Southern New Mexico's Border Book Festival. In 2001 and 2002, David Lee Summers was voted "Best Local Writer" by readers of the Las Cruces Bulletin – quite an honor in a region that is home to several prominent authors. Summers lives in Las Cruces with his wife and two daughters.
Biography provided by the author, November 2002.