Doug Solter began writing screenplays in 1998, then made the switch to writing young adult fiction in 2008. His first novel Skid was a screenplay before it was adapted into a book. Doug has worked in television for over twenty years. He has directed rap music videos and short films. Doug respects cats, loves the mountains, and one time walked the streets of Barcelona with a smile. Doug is an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

His screenplays have been semi and quarter finalists in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Doug enjoys...

Reading young adult books, spy thrillers, biographies, historical fiction & non-fiction, and wants to read more science fiction & fantasy.

Watching every movie from the silent-era classics through the golden age and film-noir, through French new wave and the 70s auteur movement, and to the blockbusters of the modern era. (Yes, he's a movie nerd.)

Traveling to new places. Vacation is not an evil word. He believes travel is the answer to happiness. Traveled to 31 of the 50 states in his country. He's visited Canada, Spain, Italy, France, and Monaco. He hopes to do more.

Watching modern day television with all the great writing. He's excited about the flood of interesting shows that are out there now.

Cats. Wishes he could have one inside his small apartment but is forced to enjoy them on social media.

Hearing about science stuff and things about outer-space because it all blows his mind.

Cars. He enjoys looking at them and pretending that he has hundreds of them inside his mental garage.