About Me

Doug Solter has worked in television for over 20 years. He's directed rap music videos and short films. He wrote screenplays that have been honored twice by the Nichol Fellowships in Screenwriting. He drank wine on the streets of Barcelona. Hiked the Rocky Mountains. Loved a cat. Worked as a Starbucks barrista for a month. And needs a new car.

Doug currently lives in Oklahoma where he writes young adult novels full of escapism. Doug's first young adult novel Skid was first a screenplay before it was adapted into a book. After studying other young adult novels, Doug enjoyed the style and the freedom that the genre offered so he continued to write more novels in the genre and became an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Doug loves...

Reading young adult books, spy thrillers, biographies, historical fiction & non-fiction, and wants to read more science fiction & fantasy.

Watching every movie from the silent-era classics through the golden age and film-noir, through French new wave and the 70s auteur movement, and to the blockbusters of the modern era. (Yes, he's a movie nerd.)

Traveling to new places. Vacation is not an evil word. He believes it's the answer to happiness. Traveled to 31 of the 50 states in his country. Visited Canada, Spain, Italy, France,and Monaco. He hopes to do more.

Watching modern day television with all the great writing. He's excited about the flood of interesting shows that are out there now.

Cats. Wishes he could have one inside his small apartment but is forced to enjoy them on social media.

Hearing about science stuff and things about outer-space because it all blows his mind.

Cars. He can't afford to buy one at the moment, but still enjoys looking at them and pretending that he has a lot of them in his mental garage.