About Author

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Age: 59
Gender: Male
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Zodiac Year: Ox
Industry: Publishing
Occupation: Novelist
Location: Sonoma : California : United States

About Me

I’ve taught writing and journalism at Cornell University and UCLA, and am the author of 20 published books including several bestsellers. My books have sold more than 4 million copies. I put myself through college as a newspaper reporter and freelance magazine writer despite the fact that I was studying physics and biology. My most recent novel is Perfect Killer, published in Sept. 2005. Other novels include The Da Vinci Legacy and Daughter of God. A complete list of my books can be found at LewisPerdue.com. I have founded four companies, including a wine company a magazine and two technology firms; been a top aide to a U.S. Senator and a governor; run political races for Congress; and worked as a Washington correspondent (Ottaway/Dow-Jones, States News Service), a columnist for Gannett, The Wall Street Journal Online, CBS Marketwatch and TheStreet.Com. I write book reviews for Barron’s. I received my B.S. (1972) with distinction from Cornell.

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  • Running
  • mountain biking
  • backpacking
  • reading
  • technology
  • Linux
  • home improvement.

Favorite Movies

  • Matrix
  • MIB
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Enemy of the State
  • Pelican Brief

Favorite Music

  • Warren Zevon
  • Mozart
  • ZZ Top
  • Boston
  • Eagles
  • Billy Idol
  • Queen
  • Robert Johnson
  • B.B. King
  • Skip James
  • Eric Clapton

Favorite Books

  • Anything by Frank Turner Hollon
  • Michael Connolly
  • Harlan Coben
  • James Lee Burke
  • lots of non-fiction dealing with science
  • especally quantum physics
  • string theory
  • consciousness
  • and the history and philosophy of religion

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