Rad Taylor was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was raised in nearby Slidell. He studied at Tulane University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science and minors in mathematics and studio art. He then earned a Master of Computer Science degree from Texas A&M University.
In addition to writing, he enjoys developing software, playing the drums, bowling, running, basketball, video games, drawing, and painting. He currently resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his lovely wife, Sylvia.