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.