Ted Tinker is an amateur novelist, mathematician, and chef. He began Whence Came Jay in the Summer of 2016, while supposed to be working on his Bachelor’s Thesis in Combinatorics at UC Santa Barbara. When the writing group he frequented came to a hiatus, Ted resolved to publish his first draft online to chronicle the book’s progress.
He has two cats, Hezekiah (left) and Ajani Goldmane (right). They love getting bellyrubs and hearing Ted explain his thesis on De Bruijn sequences in countably many dimensions.