"Amy Rogers is the crisp, haunting new voice of science thrillers. If you think global warming is scary, wait till you read Petroplague
." Norb Vonnegut, author of The Gods of Greenwich
"Petroplague has earned a spot in the top five on my best of 2011 list." ThrillersRockTwitter
"A terrific thriller debut...Amy Rogers is one to watch." Paul McEuen, author of Spiral
"It's wonderful to read a thriller whose author knows her subject backwards and forwards,
and demonstrates it on every page. As someone who lives in the LA area, I always look for signs
that someone doesn't know this area or how it operates. Amy Rogers nails every aspect of LA,
from neighborhoods to our isolation in the event of a disaster like this one." PopcornReads.com
"A great example of lab lit in the Crichtonesque school of epic science disaster writing...Amy Rogers has done an excellent job of not only crafting an exciting and thrilling piece of lab lit fiction, but also of offering an education in the science behind the scenes and a glimpse of a future we might face." LabLit.com
"Rogers goes out of her way to actually talk about a scientist and the way science is done as more than just caricatures..." Kevin Bonham, ScienceBlogs.com
About the Author
Amy Rogers, M.D., Ph.D., began her writing career in elementary school by (unsuccessfully) submitting anecdotes to Reader's Digest in hopes of earning twenty-five bucks. By junior high her real passion was science, especially microbiology. In the bedroom of her home in rural southern Minnesota, she kept Petri dishes of bacteria in an egg incubator and won purple ribbons in science fairs. That passion led her to study biochemistry at Harvard, and ultimately to earn a doctorate in immunology. Wee beasties animated her years of teaching microbiology at the university level. More recently, micro-critters inspired her to write novels and short stories that highlight their amazing powers.
Amy's thrilling science-themed novels pose frightening "what if?" questions. Compelling characters and fictionalized science--not science fiction--make her books page-turners that seamlessly blend reality and imagination. Relentlessly curious, Dr. Rogers works for scientific literacy and nature education for kids.
This author loves dim sum, Ted Drewes, redwood forests, Minnesota lakes, Hawaiian beaches, and cats. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two exceptional children who believe she has an unreasonable tolerance for mysterious things growing in her refrigerator.