Patrick Huyghe is presently the editor-in-chief of Paraview
Press in New York, and the editor of a twice-yearly journal on the
mysteries of science, history, and nature called The Anomalist.
Under the company name JustDuckie, he also maintains several web
sites, which he created, including the online version of The Anomalist
and Small Comets, the news site for information on the discovery
of small comets.
Huyghe holds a BA in social psychology from the University
of Virginia and an MS in journalism from Syracuse University. After two
years of editing and writing on the staffs of Us and Newsweek
magazines, he turned freelance in 1980. Since then he has written for dozens
of magazines, from The New York Times Magazine and Discover,
to Psychology Today and Reader's Digest, Health and
Omni, Audubon and The Sciences, and many others. During
his two decades as a science writer he also served stints as contributing
editor to both Science Digest and Omni.
Huyghe has authored three books: Glowing Birds: Stories
from the Edge of Science, (Faber & Faber, 1985), Columbus
Was Last (Hyperion, 1992), and The Field Guide to Extraterrestrials
(Avon, 1996); and co-authored four others: The Big Splash
with Dr. Louis A. Frank (Birch Lane Press, 1990), The Field
Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti, and Other Mystery Primates Worldwide
with Loren Coleman (Avon, 1999), The
Field Guide to UFOs with Dennis Stacy
(Quill, 2000), and The Field Guide to Ghosts and Other Apparitions
with Hilary Evans (Quill, 2000).
Huyghe has also contributed to Time-Life, Reader's
Digest, and Scribner's book series, taught science writing at
the college level, produced public TV documentaries for WGBH-Boston
and WNET-New York, and written exhibit text and interactive scripts
for the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey, the Petrosains
Discovery Center in Malaysia, and Monsanto's "Beautiful Science"
exhibit at EPCOT.
His latest book is titled, Swamp Gas Times: My Two
Decades on the UFO Beat.