"Coming from a publishing family, I learned about ideas, books, and culture around the dinner table and as a result, feel like I have always been in the book and media business," Doug explains. "From children to adults, from books to the Internet, and from politics to personal growth, I remain interested in how we individually and collectively can cultivate all aspects of our humanity—body, emotions, mind, and spirit. Whether through books, related media, or organizations, my goal is to help visionaries create the next evolutionary stage of our global culture."
Douglas Carlton Abrams has been in publishing for over two decades. Before founding Idea Architects in 2000, he was a Senior Editor at HarperCollins and prior to that at the University of California Press. He has edited and agented many award-winning and popular books on subjects from personal growth to political commentary. In addition, he served as Vice-President & Editorial Director for JustGive.org, a leading philanthropy website. He is the author of a number of bestselling books, including books with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar, and Taoist Master Mantak Chia that have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He also writes novels, including The Lost Diary of Don Juan, a San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller, and the eco-thriller, Eye of the Whale,. His novels have been translated into over thirty languages. He lives with his wife, Rachel, a family physician, and their three children, Jesse, Kayla, and Eliana, in Santa Cruz, California.