Kevin J. Anderson
Booth Location - Bard's Tower
Best Known for: Star Wars, X-Files, Dune
Kevin J. Anderson is the author of over 120 books, 51 of which have appeared on national or international bestseller lists; he has over 23 million copies in print in thirty languages. He has won or been nominated for the Nebula Award, Bram Stoker Award, the SFX Reader’s Choice Award, and New York Times Notable Book.
Kevin has written numerous STAR WARS projects, including the Jedi Academy trilogy, Darksaber, the Young Jedi Knights series (with his wife Rebecca), and Tales of the Jedi comics from Dark Horse. He wrote three X-FILES novels, including the #1 bestseller GROUND ZERO, and he also collaborated with Dean Koontz on the novel FRANKENSTEIN: PRODIGAL SON, which sold a million copies in the first year of its release. He has written Superman and Batman novels, as well as comics for DC, Marvel, IDW, Wildstorm, Topps, and Dark Horse.
Kevin has coauthored fifteen books in the DUNE saga with Brian Herbert, as well as their original trilogy, HELLHOLE. His epic SF series, “The Saga of Seven Suns,” is a 7-volume opus that topped international bestseller lists; he is currently at work on a sequel trilogy, The Saga of Shadows. He produced and cowrote the lyrics (with his wife Rebecca Moesta) for two crossover rock CDs based on his “Terra Incognita” fantasy trilogy, performed by rock legends from the groups Kansas, Dream Theater, Asia, Saga, and others. He wrote a steampuynk fantasy adventure novel based on the concept CD, “Clockwork Angels,” by legendary rock group Rush. For his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI, the first three novels and two standalone short stories were all released in a nine-month period.
As the publishers of WordFire Press, Kevin and Rebecca have released more than sixty eBook titles, as well as print, from Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom, Brian Herbert, Doug Beason, and their own backlist.
Kevin has a physics/astronomy degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and worked for thirteen years as a technical writer for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory before becoming a full-time novelist. He climbs mountains. He and his wife have been married for more than twenty years; they live in a castle in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.