Douglas E. Richards is theNew York Times&USA Todaybestselling author ofWIRED, and its sequel,AMPED. He has also written five middle grade/young adult novels widely acclaimed for their appeal to boys, girls, and adults alike. In 2010, in recognition of his work, he was selected to be a "special guest" at San Diego Comic-Con International, along with such icons as Stan Lee, Ray Bradbury, and Rick Riordan. Douglas has a master's degree in molecular biology (aka "genetic engineering"), and was a biotechnology executive for many years. Douglas currentlylives in San Diego, California, with his wife, two children, and two dogs.
With strength, beauty and enormous intelligence, Kira Miller makes a great protagonist in Douglas E Richards’ Amped, sequel to Wired. The mix of super-science, fast action and philosophical musings continues unabated as Kira’s foundation of amped-up scientists takes on the problems of the world, trying to bring the future into the present. Kira’s gell-caps amp their intelligence to superhuman levels, but experience has shown (in Wired) that the side-effects can be disastrous. Super-humans … more