C.W. Goodyear was born in Louisiana in 1993. He moved between Australia and the U.K. while growing up, before returning to the U.S. to attend Yale University. He graduated in 2016 with a degree in Global Affairs, then moved to Washington, DC.
Goodyear’s first book project was a collaboration with former naval officer Chris Fussell. He subsequently worked in Washington as a ghostwriter, before beginning his work on the life of President Garfield.
He currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia.