About the Author

Douglas E. 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. He is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of WIRED, its sequel, AMPED, THE CURE, MIND’S EYE, QUANTUM LENS, and six critically acclaimed middle-grade adventures enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

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 currently lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, two children, and two dogs.

You can friend Douglas on Facebook at Douglas E. Richards Author, and write to him at doug@san.rr.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