George Mastras has worked as a criminal investigator for the public defender service, a counselor at a juvenile correctional facility, and a litigator in New York and Los Angeles. After ten years of practicing law, he quit his job, sold his belongings, and spent several years backpacking around the globe and trekking in the Himalayas, Karakorams, and Hindu Kush. Since returning to the United States, he has worked as a screenwriter and has written for several television series, including The Evidence, The Dresden Files, and currently the Emmy Award-winning drama Breaking Bad, for which he was nominated for a Writers Guild Award in 2008. George was awarded the competitive Disney-ABC Writing Fellowship for Television Drama in 2005. He lives in Los Angeles.