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David Gordon

David George Gordon is the award-winning author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook (Ten Speed Press, 2013) and 18 other titles about orcas and gray whales, cockroaches, tarantulas, and land snails. The New York Times called his Field Guide to the Slug, “gripping.” He’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time magazine, and National Geographic Kids. As the “Bug Chef,” he’s shared his exotic cuisine with visitors to the Smithsonian Institution, San Francisco Botanical Garden, Yale University, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museums. Gordon and his wife, illustrator Karen Luke Fildes, enjoy leading week-long programs, weekend retreats, and one-day workshops on writing and science illustration. They live in Seattle with Julie, Julia, and Julio, their pet Corydoras catfish. He can be found online at
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