Born in Roswell, New Mexico in 1956, Richard Phillips is the million copy bestselling author of the science fiction series, The Rho Agenda, and the epic fantasy series, The Endarian Prophecy. He graduated from West Point in 1979, trained as an Army Ranger and served for several years as an officer in the United States Army. In 1989, he graduated with a Master of Science degree in Physics from the Naval Post Graduate School, completing his thesis work at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He then spent three years as a Research Associate at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, before completing his tour of duty as an Army Officer. He has been married to his lovely wife, Carol, for thirty-nine years. They live in Phoenix, Arizona and love to travel and play golf together.