This week A.G. Riddle stops by the show for an interview to talk about the Atlantis Gene, and his new book Departure. Kindle Voyager has just re-released Departure in hardback, and we talk about the journey from self publishing to the deal he landed with Harper.
A.G. Riddle spent ten years starting internet companies before retiring to pursue his true passion: writing fiction.
His debut novel, The Atlantis Gene, is the first book in a trilogy (The Origin Mystery) that has sold a million copies in the US, is being translated into 18 languages, and is in development at CBS Films to be a major motion picture.
His recently released fourth novel, Departure, follows the survivors of a flight that takes off in 2014 and crash-lands in a changed world. The hardcover will be published by Harper Collins in the fall of 2015, and 20th Century Fox is developing the novel for a feature film.
Riddle grew up in Boiling Springs, North Carolina and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. During his sophomore year in college, he started his first company with a childhood friend. He currently lives in Florida with his wife, who endures his various idiosyncrasies in return for being the first to read his new novels.
No matter where he is, or what’s going on, he tries his best to set aside time every day to answer emails and messages from readers. You can reach him at: firstname.lastname@example.org