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A.G. Riddle spent ten years starting internet companies before retiring to pursue his true passion: writing fiction.

His debut novel, The Atlantis Gene, is the first book in a trilogy (The Origin Mystery) that has sold well over a million copies in the US, has been translated into 18 languages, and is in development at CBS Films to be a major motion picture.

His recently released fourth novel, Departure, follows the survivors of a flight that takes off in 2015 and crash-lands in a changed world. HarperCollins published the novel in hardcover in the fall of 2015, and 20th Century Fox is developing it for a feature film.

Riddle grew up in Boiling Springs, North Carolina and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. During his sophomore year in college, he started his first company with a childhood friend. He currently lives in Florida with his wife, who endures his various idiosyncrasies in return for being the first to read his new novels.

No matter where he is, or what's going on, he tries his best to set aside time every day to answer emails and messages from readers. You can reach him at:
Summary & Highlights
  • First three books (The Origin Mystery trilogy) have sold over a million copies in the US
  • Consistently ranked in the top 10 authors in three major categories on Amazon (Thrillers, Action & Adventure, and Science Fiction)
  • Author of four novels: The Atlantis Gene (3/27/13), The Atlantis Plague (11/16/13), The Atlantis World (5/15/14), and Departure (12/4/14).
  • CBS Films is adapting the Atlantis novels for a feature film trilogy.
  • 20th Century Fox is developing Departure for a feature film.
  • Hybrid Author:
    • Originally self-published Atlantis novels and Departure; currently both self-published and traditionally-published.
    • Departure:
      Four months after the self-published edition debuted (to strong sales), HarperCollins acquired worldwide English rights in a seven-figure deal. Several foreign publishers have acquired translation rights and other territories are selling quickly.
    • Atlantis:
      Self-published in North America; traditionally published around the world (in twenty-five countries & eighteen languages).
Selected Press & Interviews

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