About the Author

Rick Brusca and his wife Wendy Moore currently live with their 80-pound Goldendoodle puppy in Southeastern Arizona, in an adobe house in the Sonoran Desert, nestled among saguaros, coyotes, javelinas, and sky island mountain ranges.  Rick is a well-known biologist with long-standing interests in Latin American politics and Mesoamerican cultures;  he has lived in both Mexico and Costa Rica.  Rick's books have won numerous awards, including the Southwest Book of the Year and the New England Book Show's Best College Text.  Books that Rick developed for the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press also have won many awards, including three IPPY’s, the AAAS Children’s Science “Highest Rating” award, the Arizona State Libraries One Book Award (one book that every Arizona child should read), Américas Award for Latin American Studies, Moonbeam Gold Medal for Spanish Language Children's Books, and the Tabasco Regional Cookbook Award.  He is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Linnean Society of London, and the California Academy of Sciences.    He also makes a mean martini (click for recipe).  Rick has written over 200 research publications and many science books, but In the Land of the Feathered Serpent is his first work of fiction.  For information on the science side of Rick, please visit www.rickbrusca.com.

You can contact Rick at rbrusca@desertmuseum.org

Photo by Wendy Moore

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