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About the Author

Douglas E. Richards is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of WIRED and more than a dozen other novels (a complete list and links to each appear on the left of this page). Richards has been widely praised for his ability to weave action, suspense, and science into riveting novels that straddle the thriller and science-fiction genres. His books have been translated into eight languages and published by major publishers in numerous foreign countries, and have garnered over 27,000 Amazon reviews (60% five-star and 24% four-star). A former biotech executive, Douglas earned a BS in microbiology from the Ohio State University, a master’s degree in genetic engineering from the University of Wisconsin (where he engineered mutant viruses now named after him), and an MBA from the University of Chicago. In recognition of his work, Douglas was selected to be a “special guest” at San Diego Comic-Con International, along with such icons as Stan Lee and Ray Bradbury. He has written numerous feature articles for the award-winning magazine, National Geographic KIDS — some having appeared in a dozen languages in as many as sixteen countries — as well as essays for the BBC, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Earth & Sky, Today’s Parent, and many others. Douglas has also been a guest on dozens of radio programs, including syndicated shows heard by millions, such as Coast to Coast AM (3 hours with George Noory), The Alan Colmes Show, Ground Zero, Doug Stephan, and so on. The author has two grown children and lives in San Diego, California, with his wife and dog. You can friend Richards on Facebook at Douglas E. Richards Author, visit his website at douglaserichards.com (where you can sign up to be notified of new releases), and write to him at douglaserichards1@gmail.com Selected Author Interviews (print) Interview in SFF World Psychopaths, Science, and Inspiration Interview in Abandoned Towers Magazine Interview on the writing process and Wired Interview on “I am a reader” Interview focused on Wired and Amped Interview focused on Mind’s Eye Review of the author, Douglas E. Richards (Hubpages.com) Article in Genetic Engineering News: from biotech to bestsellers Interview with “First 3 Chapters” Interview focusing on The Devil’s Sword