James M. Corkill is a retired Federal Firefighter from Washington State, USA. He began writing in 1997 and was fortunate to meet a famous horror writer named Hugh B. Cave, who became his mentor.
He served his country in Vietnam, and later became an electronic technician and studied mechanical engineering. While he was an electrician for the Department of Defense, he received thirteen commendations for inventions that were implemented at the Bremerton Naval Shipyard in Washington, including his design for a quad burning apparatus for the Accelerated Weathering Device. He has thirty-six certificates for mechanical and electrical designs used throughout the DOD.
During his thirty-two years as a firefighter, he was an Emergency Medical Technician, an Emergency Vehicle Instructor, Hazmat Technician, Confined Space Rescue Technician, High Altitude Rescue Technician, Structural Firefighter, and Aircraft Firefighter.
He remodeled four fixer-upper homes and built two brand new homes, doing all the electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and finishing work himself. When possible, he does his own vehicle repairs.
His favorite television programs are the Science Channel, the Weather Channel Specials, the History Channel, and Discovery Channel. He is subscribed to several science magazines, including Popular Science and Popular Mechanics, and he does extensive research for each of his stories to keep them as accurate as possible.
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)