Pierce Brown is an American science fiction author who writes the best-selling Red Rising saga. The series consists of Red Rising (2014), Golden Son (2015), Morning Star (2016), Iron Gold (2018) and Dark Age (2019). Brown graduated from Pepperdine University, majoring in political science and economics. After graduation, he worked a variety of jobs in politics and tech startups. Brown was working for the NBC Page Program in Burbank, California, and lived above his parents' garage when he wrote Red Rising in 2012. Brown has written six novels and faced rejection from over 100 literary agents before being able to sell Red Rising. In February 2014, shortly after its release, Universal Pictures acquired the rights for a film adaptation of Red Rising.