Kathy Reichs

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About the Author

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Kathy Reichs is an American crime writer, forensic anthropologist and academic.

She was an adjunct professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina Charlotte before going on indefinite leave in 2016. She is also affiliated with the Laboratories des Sciences Judiciaires at de Médecine Légale for the province of Quebec.

Reichs is one of 100 anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Her schedule also involves a number of speaking engagements around the world. Reichs was a producer for the TV series Bones, which is loosely based on her novels, which in turn, are inspired by her life. She has two daughters, Kerry and Courtney, and one son, Brendan.