Doug Molitor is an L.A. native who enjoys traffic, brushfires and earthquakes. He is the author of two series of comic novels: The Time Amazon series (Memoirs of a Time Traveler and Confessions of a Time Traveler) and the supernatural rom-com series Full Moon Fever (Monster, He Wrote and Pure Silver.)He wrote for comedies (Sledge Hammer!, Lohman & Barkley, You Can't Take It With You, Police Academy, Rita's World) and sci-fi/fantasy adventure series (Sliders, Mission: Genesis, Adventure Inc., Young Hercules, F/X) and the western comedy Lucky Luke. In animation, he cowrote the feature SpacePOP, and was writer and/or story editor for 200+ episodes of such series as The Wizard of Oz, Happily Ever After, X-Men, The Future Is Wild, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures, Sinbad, Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?, Class of the Titans, Roswell Conspiracies, Sabrina, Beetlejuice and Captain Planet. For the latter, he won two Environmental Media Awards and was nominated for the Humanitas Prize. His 2008 musical election spoof, with Hillary and Obama singing "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better" has reached 2.5 million hits on YouTube. He is a former Jeopardy Champ, appearing a total of 13 days on two versions of the show.
It is now being developed as one of the most ambitious television miniseries of all time. Executive Producer Sam Raimi (director of the three Spider-Man movies), in collaboration with Disney/ABC, is creating a 22-episode adaptation of the book to be filmed in New Zealand.
Richard and Kahlan’s story unfolds over ten more novels, collectively known as the Sword of Truth series, concluding with Confessor in 2007. Placing Goodkind in the elite club of #1 New York Times bestselling authors, the series has sold more than twenty million copies to date worldwide.
In Wizard’s First Rule, Goodkind introduced the world to an ordinary forest guide, Richard Cypher, and the mysterious, powerful woman he comes to love, Kahlan Amnell. Learning his true identity, Richard accepts his destiny as the one man who can stop the bloodthirsty tyrant Darken Rahl. Hunted relentlessly, betrayed and alone, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword and invoke something more noble within himself as the final confrontation with Darken Rahl looms.
The importance of Wizard’s First Rule is sourced in Goodkind taking on the toughest of all literary challenges: to tell an electrifying story of action, violence, and adventure that also makes people think, and that would influence the choices and actions of its readers.