Robert Dugoni (2009)
Robert Dugoni grew up as the middle child in a family of ten siblings and jokes that he didn't get much of a chance to talk, so he wrote. By the seventh grade he knew he wanted to be a writer.
Dugoni's non-fiction expose, The Cyanide Canary, published in 2004, chronicled the investigation, prosecution, and aftermath surrounding an environmental crime in Soda Springs, Idaho. It became a Washington Post Best Book of the year, and the Idaho Book of the Year.
His debut novel, The Jury Masterbecame a New York Times bestseller. Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine chose it as one of three "Best of the Best" debut novels of 2006. The Seattle Times and Library Journal have likened Dugoni to a young John Grisham, calling The Jury Master, "A riveting tale of murder, skullduggery and treachery at the highest level."
Dugoni's second novel, Damage Control, reached number 8 on several national independent bookseller's lists. Publisher's Weekly and Library Journal called Damage Control "a page turner" with "a fast moving plot and a few twists that will surprise even seasoned thriller readers."
His third novel, Wrongful Death, a sequel to The Jury Master, has received critical acclaim. Kirkus called it, “An entertaining thriller about a hotshot lawyer with good guys to like, villains to hiss, and windmills to attack.
In addition to writing novels Dugoni teaches the craft of writing throughout the United States.