I’m a retired Federal Firefighter from Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island in Washington State, USA. While I lived on the island, I was fortunate to meet a famous horror writer named Hugh B. Cave, who became my mentor. Sadly, he passed away before I published my first novel, Dead Energy.
In 2001 my wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer and wanted to see me published before she passed away. I’ll never forget her smile when that first sample paperback arrived, but three months later she was gone. I became deeply depressed after losing my soul mate and stopped writing. Two years later, I retired from the Fire Department.
My depression lasted for eight years and I drank heavily, and then one day a stranger read an old copy of Dead Energy and thought I should start writing again. It was just the encouragement I needed at just the right moment. The next day I quit drinking and began rewriting Dead Energy with a new ending as the start of the Alex Cave Series. I re-published Dead Energy in Nov. 2013, and began writing episode 2, Cold Energy, published in Jan. 2014, and episode 3, Red Energy, published in June 2014.
Now I live in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, with a wonderful view from my writing desk.
on March 23, 2015 :
I liked this one. Lots of action!
(review of free book)
on Oct. 30, 2013 :
This is a first-class book, exhibiting little of the spelling, grammar & punctuation errors which distract & detract from so many contemporary novels. The narrative is fast-paced, engaging & surprisingly believable; even disturbingly so. It describes a USA that, distressingly, the world sees all too often: one in which most Usanites are the nicest people, but who collectively form a dangerous nation, one to be feared & shunned, whose citizens seem to delight in turning into packs of selfish, loutish, thieving, murderous animals that, when faced with widespread lack of petrol, justify their foulest of excesses as, 'doing what you have to do to survive.' The story ends with a wonderful & hope-inspiring discovery of a new, non-polluting fuel, as well as a treasure-trove of alien technologies (but, of course, controlled by the real world's leader of the present-day axis of evil, USA.) This book engages from beginning to end and is hard to put down. I look forward to many more stories from James Corkill.
(review of free book)