Meet Randall Ingermanson

Randall Ingermanson is a self-confessed physicist, writer, and computer geek. He says, “Bottom line, I'm a book guy. I read books, write 'em, buy 'em, and occasionally even sell the critters. I write books at the intersection of Science Avenue and Faith Boulevard. You tend to get some interesting accidents there, because that part of town doesn't have many lights.”

Randy attended Pacific Union College in Angwin, California, where he majored in mathematics and physics. Continuing his education, he went to the University of California at Berkeley, where he got his M.A. and Ph.D. in physics, specializing in elementary particle theory. After he finshed his schooling, Randy worked in the field of computer and physics.

He is the author of several books. For his first book, Who Wrote the Bible Code?, Randy wrote a computer program that would decode hidden information in the Bible if any existed, and shared his findings. In his second book, (also his first novel), Transgression, he explores the idea of time travel by means of a wormhole, when a rogue physicist goes back to 1st century Jerusalem to kill Paul, whom he believes to be the founder of Christianity. He also co-authored two books with John Olson, Oxygen and its sequel, The Fifth Man, which explores the efforts of the astronauts on the Ares 10 mission as they attempt to find life on Mars. Randy has a sequel to Transgression due out shortly, titled Premonition, in which his protagonists, Ari and Rivka, are stranded in 1st century Jerusalem and death hangs over the head of another Christian figure. He also has a prequel planned, which will feature Paul’s nephew, with Rivka narrating. In addition to these future books, Randy has a few others in the works. He says, “After that (Premonition), they'll be coming out fast, so put on yer seatbelts.”

Randy’s writing has won several awards. In 1999, he was named Writer of the Year at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. Who Wrote the Bible Code won an award for the Best Book Published in 1999 from the San Diego Christian Writers Guild. He is the recipient of two Christy Awards in the Futuristic Fiction category for Transgression and Oxygen. Oxygen also won a Silver Angel Award, a bronze medal in ForeWord Magazine’s Science-Fiction category for best books of the year by independent publishers, an award for Best Suspense Novel of the Year from the San Diego Book Awards Association, and was selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age list.

Randy and his wife, Eunice, live in Southern California. They have three daughters, Carolyn, Gracie, and Amy.

Information from the author’s website and an interview with Christianbook.com. Posted 07/03

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