Rick Yancey

This writer is equally at home with science fiction, fantasy, and mystery.

Rick Yancey is an author best known for suspense, fantasy, and science fiction books. Yancey began writing when he was young and published his first book, A Burning in Homeland, in 2003. He is the author of the award-winning Alfred Kropp books (The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, The Seal of Solomon, and The Thirteenth Skull) and the Highly Effective Detective comedy-mystery book series for adults. His best known books for teens are The Monstrumologist and The 5th Wave series, the latter of which was adapted into a movie. The 5th Wave was followed by The Infinite Sea and concluded in May 2016 with The Last Star. Before he was a full-time writer, Yancey worked for the IRS; he wrote about his experiences in his memoir, Confessions of a Tax Collector.

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