Bertrand R. Brinley was born in Hudson, New York in 1917. He had a peripatetic childhood, living in Hudson, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania; West Newbury, Massachusetts; Evanston, Illinois; and Hollywood, California, to name just a few of the places.
His first book, Rocket Manual for Amateurs, was published in 1960 by Ballantine Books. About the same time, the Mad Scientists of Mammoth Falls came to life in The Strange Sea Monster of Strawberry Lake, which he completed in 1960 and was published by Boys’ Life in 1961. It was followed by Night Rescue and The Unidentified Flying Man of Mammoth Falls in 1961. The Mad Scientists’ Club was on its way.
Read Brinley’s full bio on the Mad Scientists’ website, which is run by his son Sheridan Brinley.