David George Gordon

David George Gordon is the award-winning author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, Heaven on the Half Shell, The Sasquatch Seeker’s Field Manual, and 18 other titles.

An experienced naturalist and skilled public speaker, he shares his enthusiasm for Nature through a range of interactive venues, appearing at libraries, museums, schools, garden clubs, senior centers— you name it. He studied aquatic biology in college and worked at a museum and two public aquariums. He lives in Seattle.


I started by writing for magazines and websites and ventured into books in the early 1990s. My Field Guide series for Sasquatch Books in Seattle was a real eye opener and I’ve appeared on a bunch of TV shows because of this. See a list of current and out-of-print titles.

Public Speaker

As a twice-sponsored Humanities Washington Speaker, I’ve traveled the country sharing my passions through well-attended PowerPoint-illustrated presentations.  Whatever the subject, my overall focus is on singing the praises of Nature.


I’m currently available to speak at your upcoming event or gathering on the following topics and more.

Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth
Learn about the Northwest’s mysterious Wild Man of the Woods from the author of The Sasquatch Seeker’s Field Manual. Sift through the evidence, both supporting and refuting this fascinating creature’s existence — and share your stories and views.

Heaven on the Half Shell
Introducing the Pacific Northwest’s most beloved bivalve, the oyster. This illustrated presentation begins with the earliest evidence of sea gardens and clam beds from 11,500 years ago and concludes with contemporary efforts to cultivate oysters, both native and introduced, along our Northwest coasts. Getting hungry? As the saying goes, “When the tide is out, the table is set.”

Land Slugs and Snails: Life in the Very Slow Lane
Step into a world that, until now, you’ve only stepped on. Learn about the varied roles of native slugs and snails in supporting the ecological balance of forests and fields. Find out about environmentally friendly ways to discourage the pesky non-native species in our gardens and backyards.

Sea Serpents, Lake Monsters and the Search for “Hidden Animals”
Cryptozoology, the study of so-called “hidden animals” (or cryptids) examines many unexplained creatures—the Loch Ness Monster, Abominable Snowman, and Mbolel Mkembe, a miniature dinosaur from swamps in central Africa. The highlight of this presentation is an in-depth discussion of Cadborosaurus, an aquatic cryptid frequently seen along the Pacific Northwest coast.

Experiencing Entomophagy: Are Insects the Food of the Future?
By raising grasshoppers instead of cattle, we could curb harmful greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 60 percent. Join the author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook for an adventure in bug eating and prepare yourself for the next big revolution in food production— using crickets, mealworms and other eco-friendly alternatives to beef, chicken and pork.

What’s Your Watershed Address?
Within a watershed, we all live downstream. During this presentation, you’ll learn what makes every watershed unique, how to recognize your “watershed address” and what we can do to protect the watersheds we live in.

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