Kathy Reichs is an American crime writer, forensic anthropologist, and academic. In addition to technical books, Reichs has written 19 novels to date. She is one of 80 anthropologists currently certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Reichs is a producer for the TV series Bones, which is loosely based on her novels.