James M Corkill
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.
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The Alex Cave Series. Book 3. Red Energy
by James M Corkill
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
by James M Corkill
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.
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