David George Gordon is the author of Explore A Shark and 19 other books about wildlife and wild places. Over the years, he’s written about everything from slugs and snails to the Sasquatch (aka Bigfoot) and from cockroaches to gray whales. His most popular title is The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, published by Ten Speed Press. The subjects of his books may be offbeat but they are entirely factual—and fascinating.
To his peers, David is known as the Godfather of insect cuisine. In his role as The Bug Chef, he’s shared his exotic cuisine with visitors to the Smithsonian Institution, Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, Singapore Food Festival, Yale University, The Explorers Club and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museums in Hollywood, San Francisco and Times Square. He lives in Seattle with his wife Karen and Wilbur, their pet tarantula spider.