James M Corkill

Biography

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.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
I've always been an action adventure fan, and when I read my first Clive Cussler novel, I was hooked. Tom Clancy and Dale brown came close, but the original Mister Cussler remains my favorite.
Describe your desk
The background behind my monitor are the Appalachian mountains, and on either side of my keyboard are areas for my cat to sprawl while keeping me company.
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Books

The Alex Cave Series Book 4. Gravity
Series: Alex Cave, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,540. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Geology instructor Alex Cave receives an urgent message about an unusual geologic event in Iceland. Something had created a huge spiral tunnel straight down into a dormant volcano.
The Alex Cave Series. Books 1, 2, 3. Box set.
Series: Alex Cave, Book 123. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 261,650. Language: American English. Published: September 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
DEAD ENERGY: When his wife was murdered during a mission, Alex Cave quit the CIA for a less stressful life as a geology instructor. "Let someone else save the world from the bad people." At least, that was his plan.
The Alex Cave Series. Book 3. Red Energy
Series: Alex Cave, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,240. Language: American English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Geologist Alex Cave discovers an alien artifact in a dormant volcano in the Bering Sea. Before he can take it to a safe location, a ruthless woman named Rita Harrow steals the incredibly powerful device, which could cause the extinction of every living thing on the planet.
The Alex Cave Series. Book 2. Cold Energy
Series: Alex Cave, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 106,930. Language: American English. Published: November 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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Geologist Alex Cave receives an urgent message from a friend in Northern Canada. Something has caused the Polar Ice Sheet to expand by thousands of square miles in a matter of minutes. Even more unsettling, the ice is crystal-clear.
The Alex Cave Series. Book 1. Dead Energy
Series: Alex Cave, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 98,580. Language: American English. Published: October 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
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When his wife was murdered during a mission, Alex Cave quit the CIA for a less stressful life as a geology instructor. ‘Let someone else save the world from the bad people.’ At least, that was his plan.

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