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Rick Yancey

Forfatter af The 5th Wave

36+ Værker 17,273 Medlemmer 841 Anmeldelser 12 Favorited

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Rick Yancey was born in Miami, Florida on November 4, 1962. He received a B.A. in English from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Before becoming a full time writer in 2004, he worked as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service. His first book, A Burning in Homeland, was published in 2003. He vis mere is the author of several series including The 5th Wave, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, The Highly Effective Detective, and The Monstrumologist. He wrote a memoir entitled Confessions of a Tax Collector. In 2010, he received a Michael L. Printz Honor for The Monstrumologist. The 5th Wave was adapted into a movie. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Rick Yancy, Yancey Rick, Richard Yancey

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Værker af Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave (2013) 6,681 eksemplarer
The Infinite Sea (2014) 3,185 eksemplarer
The Last Star (2015) 2,049 eksemplarer
The Monstrumologist (2010) — Forfatter — 1,752 eksemplarer
The Curse of the Wendigo (2010) 646 eksemplarer
The Isle of Blood (2011) — Forfatter — 408 eksemplarer
The Final Descent (2013) — Forfatter — 279 eksemplarer
The Seal of Solomon (2007) 240 eksemplarer
The Thirteenth Skull (2008) 176 eksemplarer
The Highly Effective Detective (2006) 164 eksemplarer
The 5th Wave Collection (1714) 75 eksemplarer
The 5th Wave Box Set (2015) 60 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Rags & Bones (2013) — Bidragyder — 384 eksemplarer

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2013 (61) 5th Wave (44) action (57) alien invasion (86) apocalyptic (53) bibliotek (45) dystopi (255) dystopisk (179) ebog (79) ejer (61) eventyr (178) Fantasy (381) favoritter (61) Gyser (444) historisk fiktion (77) Kindle (79) krig (46) lydbog (50) læst (115) monsters (176) mysterium (113) orphans (77) overlevelse (157) overnaturlig (97) paranormal (44) post-apocalyptic (146) read in 2016 (52) romantik (97) Rumvæsner (287) science fiction (775) serie (213) Skal læses (1,509) skønlitteratur (570) spænding (44) teen (90) thriller (58) ulæst (44) ungdomsfiktion (109) YA (421) Young Adult (627)

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Juridisk navn
Yancey, Richard
Fødselsdato
20th century
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Miami, Florida, USA
Bopæl
Florida, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Gainesville, Florida, USA
Uddannelse
Roosevelt University
Erhverv
Internal Revenue Service tax collector
theater critic
playwright
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Michael L. Printz Honor
Kort biografi
Richard Yancey (born November 4, 1962)[citation needed] is an American author who writes works of suspense, fantasy, and science fiction aimed at young adults.

Rick Yancey was born in a Miami suburb, Florida.

Yancey wrote his first short story in seventh grade while attending Crystal Lake Junior High School in Florida. After graduating from Lakeland Senior High School, he was accepted to Florida Southern College and majored in Communications. After a year at Florida Southern College, Yancey transferred to Florida State University and ultimately graduated from Roosevelt University with a B.A. in English. After graduation, Yancey planned on attending law school.

Ultimately, Yancey decided against law school and began teaching English classes as well as acting and directing in local community theatres. In 1991, Yancey applied for a government job and was hired by the Internal Revenue Service, where he worked as an agent for twelve years.

Yancey also spent 10 years of his life in Knoxville, Tennessee, where two of his books are set.

While working at the IRS, Yancey wrote screenplays in his spare time. At the suggestion of his wife and collaborator, one of his screenplays became his first professionally published book, A Burning in Homeland (Simon and Schuster), published in 2001.

With the success of A Burning in Homeland, Yancey resigned from the IRS in 2004 to concentrate on writing full-time. His memoir, Confessions of a Tax Collector (HarperCollins, 2004), chronicles his days working at the IRS.

After the release of his memoir, Yancey began work on two series of books—one for adults, and one for children.

The Alfred Kropp series tells the story of an awkward teenager who saves the world when he comes into possession of King Arthur's famed sword, Excalibur—pursued by the secret cabal of knights who have hidden it for centuries. Published by Bloomsbury Children’s Publishing in the U.S. and the U.K., and in fifteen foreign language editions, the series comprised three books: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp (2005), The Seal of Solomon (2007), and The Thirteenth Skull (2008).

His Highly Effective Detective books (St. Martin’s Press) are whodunits for adult readers, featuring a charming but barely competent private investigator based in Tennessee. That series consists of four titles: The Highly Effective Detective (2006), The Highly Effective Detective Goes to the Dogs (2008), The Highly Effective Detective Plays the Fool (2010), and The Highly Effective Detective Crosses the Line (2011).

By 2010, Yancey had completed the first book in The Monstrumologist series. The tetralogy tells the tale of a 19th-century doctor and his young apprentice, who race around the world chasing—and being chased by—monsters. This highly acclaimed series, published by Simon and Schuster Children’s Books in the U.S. and the U.K, and in eight foreign language editions, comprised four books: The Monstrumologist (2009), The Curse of the Wendigo (2010), The Isle of Blood (2011), and The Final Descent (2013).

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Statistikker

Værker
36
Also by
1
Medlemmer
17,273
Popularitet
#1,285
Vurdering
3.8
Anmeldelser
841
ISBN
315
Sprog
17
Udvalgt
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