From the author's biography in "The Insect Warriors," published 1965.
Rex Dean Levie writes: "I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, am 28 years of age, and have been writing off and on since 15. I have a B.A. in history, am working for a Master's degree, and spend most of my spare time at the typewriter. Since leaving school, I've worked as a beet hand, a student teacher, an attendant in a cemetery, a personnel specialist in the U.S. Army, and at present settled down as an estimator for a pipe manufacturer. I live in Baldwin Park, California, with my wife and child."