James M. Corkill

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Hello. I’m James M. Corkill, a Veteran, and retired Federal Firefighter from Washington State, USA. I was an electronic technician and studied mechanical engineering in my spare time before eventually becoming a firefighter for 32-years and retiring. I’ve since settled into the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina, and I have a fantastic view from my writing desk.

I began writing in 1997, and was fortunate to meet a famous horror writer named Hugh B. Cave, who became my mentor. In 2002, I rushed to self-published a dozen copies of Dead Energy so my wife could see my book before she was taken by cancer. When my soul mate was gone, I stopped writing and began drinking heavily.

My favorite quote. “When you wake up in the morning, you
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James M. Corkill Hello, Richard. I'm glad you're enjoying the series.
Pandora's Eyes has just been released as an audio book. I'd be happy to give you a code for a free…more
Hello, Richard. I'm glad you're enjoying the series.
Pandora's Eyes has just been released as an audio book. I'd be happy to give you a code for a free copy from Audible. Send me an email to jamesmcorkill@gmail.com and I'll send it to you.

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James M. Corkill Hi, Kernos. Yes, it will be available in paperback and I'll release it on 3 October with the eBook.
James
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The Alex Cave Series (Alex ...

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How I became an author

Hello, everyone. I thought you might like to know how I became an author.
Although I did a little writing during my early years in high school, I never aspired to be an author until twenty-five years later, while I was a Federal Firefighter. I was always reading in my spare time and thought some of the stories were awful. During one of the oil crises in the late 1980’s, a friend asked a general... Read more of this blog post »
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Red Energy. An Alex Cave Adventure. Episode 3 (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:37PM
Description: Without warning, Yellowstone National Park begins to rumble and geysers explode from deep underground, raining scalding water down on innocent bystanders. But it is only a prelude to the devastating eruption of this Super Volcano, which will smother the planet in a choking blanket of dust and ash the sun will not be able to penetrate for a thousand years. Can Alex find a way to stop the eruption? Or will all life on the planet be wiped out by . . . Red Energy. Final episode of the Energy Saga. 4.6 out of 5 stars Amazon (12 customer reviews)
Cold Energy. An Alex Cave Adventure. Episode 2 (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: The Polar Ice sheet mysteriously expands by thousands of square miles in a matter of minutes, creating the Polar Vortex and altering weather conditions on a global scale. The viciously destructive power of nature threatens every life on the planet, and if it continues, the world will enter a new ice age. Can Alex find a way to stop the expansions? Or will nature destroy us with . . . Cold Energy! 4.6 out of 5 stars Amazon. (27 customer reviews)
Dead Energy, an Alex Cave adventure. Episode 1. (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:36PM
Description: The tanker left Valdez Alaska with a full load of crude oil for what started as a routine trip down to Washington State, until it entered the Puget Sound and the oil mysteriously vanished without a trace. The next day the Alaska pipeline is suddenly empty and oil fields start to go dry. Panic grips the nation when transportation of basic necessities cannot reach the cities. The only clue is a dollar size crystal found in the empty tanker. Can Alex solve the mystery before it’s too late? Or will our dependency on oil cause us to suffer the consequences of . . . Dead Energy! 4.5 out of 5 stars Amazon. (32 customer reviews)

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James Corkill made a comment in the group Support for Indie AuthorsAdapting book to film topic
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DNA by James M. Corkill
"After reading "Dead Energy" I was hocked by James Corkill's writing style. And he delivered again and again with "Cold Energy", "Red Energy", "Gravity", "Pandora's Box" and now with "DNA", the sixth book in the Alex Cave Series.

"DNA" is a masterpi..." Read more of this review »
DNA by James M. Corkill
""An Awesome Sci-Fi Thriller"

This is an exciting sci-fi thriller, the 6th book in this series which I have read entirely. Each book is an amazing thrill ride adventure. Main character, Alex Cave, a geologist, is always determined to save the world...." Read more of this review »
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"First, let me make a note to all other readers who are about to embark on this latest Alex Cave adventure. You absolutely have to read the first 5 Alex Cave books first, otherwise you will be completely lost as to who is who and what exactly is go..." Read more of this review »
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Science fiction is something that could happen - but usually you wouldn't want it to. Fantasy is something that couldn't happen - though often you only wish that it could.”
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Science fiction, at is core, is about exploring what if. It is literature investigating humanity’s potential. Fantasy, at its core, is about morality. It’s exploring the internal struggle of good and evil within humanity.”
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Danielle Evans Hi James! Thanks for adding me as a friend. It's nice to meet you as well. :)


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