Roger Hobbs graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon in 2011, where he majored in English. He studied film noir, literary theory, and ancient languages.
His first book, GHOSTMAN, was written during the summer between his junior and senior years at Reed. He spent the school year rewriting it and editing. The manuscript was sent off on the day he graduated. A few weeks later it caused an uproar at the 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair, and has since sold in more than fifteen countries around the world.
His senior thesis at Reed, The Eye that Sees and the Voice that Speaks: Narrative in the Mysteries of Edgar Allan Poe, focused on creating a working theory for understanding, building, and maintaining suspense in a story.
He has worked as a rifle range instructor, a note taker, a radio host and a security guard. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his girlfriend. He often plays Dungeons and Dragons to relax.