Bestselling and award-winning author James M. Corkill, is a Veteran, and retired Federal Firefighter from Washington State, USA. He was an electronic technician and studied mechanical engineering in his spare time before eventually becoming a firefighter for 32-years and retiring. He began writing in 1997, and was fortunate to meet the famous horror writer Hugh B. Cave, who became his mentor. He now lives in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina.
You can contact him at: Jamescorkill.com
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.
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 until he goes on a vacation sailing the waters of the Puget Sound. He sees a brilliant flash of light from an oil tanker and changes course to help, but there was no explosion, no one on board, and the oil has mysteriously vanished without a trace.
It’s just the beginning of an epic adventure, where he discovers alien artifacts left here 180 million years ago by a race of technologically advanced humans. They raise havoc with the environment, the planet, and the moon, and Alex is the only person capable of dealing with the powerfully destructive devices. He has plenty of help from his best friend Okana (Oh-Kaw-Nuh), and the Director of National Security. There is also a little romance along the way.