Tod Goldberg (born January 10, 1971 in Berkeley, California) is an American author and journalist best known for his novels Gangster Nation (Counterpoint), Gangsterland (Counterpoint) and Living Dead Girl (Soho Press), the popular "Burn Notice" series (Penguin/NAL) and the short story collection The Low Desert: Gangster Stories (Counterpoint).
Early life and education
A Jewish author, he graduated from Palm Springs High School in 1989. He attended California State University, Northridge earning a BA in English. In 2009, he graduated with a master's in fine arts degree in creative writing & literature from Bennington College.
Goldberg describes himself as “profoundly” dyslexic. At six years old, he was told by a doctor that he would never read or write beyond a fourth-grade level.