David George Gordon is the award-winning author of 20 books on topics that range from watching gray whales and bald eagles to appreciating cockroaches, coral reef fishes and land snails. The New York Times called his Field Guide to the Slug "gripping," citing its "almost breathtaking" account of snail sex.
The freewheeling naturalist has been featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not, National Geographic Kids, The Wall Street Journal and Time magazine. He's been a guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, ABC's Nightline and The View. Gordon has been a guest speaker at the American Museum of Natural History, the San Diego Zoo, San Francisco Botanical Garden, Northwest Flower & Garden Show and many other prestigious venues.
Gordon and his wife Karen Luke Fildes, illustrator, enjoy leading weeklong programs, weekend retreats and one-day workshops on writing and science illustration. They live in Seattle with their pet tarantula Wes.