David Morrell wrote First Blood, the award-winning novel in which Rambo was created. He holds a Ph. D. in American literature from Penn State and was a professor in the English department at the University of Iowa. His numerous New York Times bestsellers include the classic spy novel, The Brotherhood of the Rose, the basis for the only TV mini-series to air after a Super Bowl.
An Edgar and Anthony finalist—and a Macavity, Nero, and Stoker winner—David received the prestigious Thriller Master award from the International Thriller Writers organization as well as Bouchercon’s Lifetime Achievement Award. His masterwork of advice and instruction, The Successful Novelist: A Lifetime of Lessons about Writing and Publishing, discusses what he learned in his four decades as an author.