Ric Meyers: Although declared the “Martial Art Movie Master” by Crash Cinema and “America’s leading Asian action expert” by the Boston Globe, Ric Meyers is a true media maven, having been “Special Media Consultant” for Sony, DreamWorks, Columbia, Tristar, Emperor Movie Group, and Celestial Pictures, as well as ABC, CBS, A&E, Discovery, Bravo, Nickelodeon, and Starz Encore networks. He wrote the first Incredible Hulk novel for Pocket Books, as well as Dirty Harry and Ninja Master novels for Warner Books, two science fiction novels for Questar, three horror novels for Dell Books, and the last Dungeons and Dragons novel for TSR prior to their Wizards of the West Coast buy-out, among others.
His non-fiction include award-winning books on TV detectives, science-fiction and fantasy films, exploitation films, and, of course, his famed volumes on martial art and kung fu films. In addition, he has presented films shows and seminars on breaking into the business, creative writing, living, and thinking to audiences as large as five thousand at conventions and colleges throughout the world.
He is the author of at least two dozen books of both fiction and nonfiction under variations of his name, as well as several pseudonyms, such as Dane Hartman and Wade Barker. His most successful and popular include Doomstar, Fear Itself, Murder in Halruua, TV Detectives, For One Week Only: The World of Exploitation Films, and contributions to The Destroyer, Dirty Harry, and Ninja Master paperback series. Periodicals he has contributed to such publications as Starlog, Famous Monsters of Filmland, The Armchair Detective, and DirectTV The Guide,
as well as contributing to the 60th anniversary issue of Detective Comics.