Darrell Delamaide is a journalist, writer, editor and author of three previously published books -- two nonfiction books and the financial thriller Gold.

He has specialized in economics and business for most of his career. He was on the staff at Dow Jones, International Herald Tribune, Institutional Investor, Bloomberg and AOL, and has written for numerous other publications, including Barron's, Euromoney and MarketWatch.

Delamaide has reported from five continents. He lived in Europe, in France and Germany, for many years and visited virtually every country on the continent. His travels have also taken him to several countries in the Middle East, to Australia, and to South Africa, Ivory Coast and Morocco.

Delamaide's earlier books include two nonfiction works, Debt Shock, a chronicle of the global debt crisis in the 1980s, and The New Superregions of Europe, a new paradigm for post-Iron Curtain Europe.

Delamaide, who was born in Pittsburg, Kan. and raised in St. Louis, Mo., has lived and worked in Washington, D.C. since 1999. He obtained his bachelor's degree from Saint Louis University and a master's degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He currently resides with his wife, Andrea Hirsch, in the Barnaby Woods neighborhood of Washington.

For more information about Delamaide's previous books, visit his web page at the Authors Guild. For more about his current journalism activities, go to his page on