DEREK HAAS is the author of THE SILVER BEAR, COLUMBUS, and DARK MEN. Derek also co-wrote the screenplays for 3:10 TO YUMA, WANTED, and THE DOUBLE. He is the creator and editor of popcornfiction.com. Derek lives in Los Angeles.
Celebrated for his fast-paced stories and attention to detail, thriller writer Desmond Bagley was born in the Lake District and spent his early working life in the aircraft industry, before his adventurous spirit took him on an exciting road trip to South Africa, where he settled as a freelance journalist and film critic. His first(…)
DICK WOLF, a two-time Emmy award–winning writer, producer, and creator, is the architect of one of the longest-running scripted shows and most successful brands in the history of television—NBC’s Law & Order. Wolf has won numerous awards, including Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series (Law & Order) and Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie (Bury My Heart at Wounded(…)
Don Winslow grew up in Rhode Island. He was born in New York City but grew up in the tiny state of Rhode Island in a Mafia bedroom community at first then they moved down to Perryville, on the coast. It was a blue-collar place, his father would take him down to a fish factory(…)
Douglas Preston was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1956, and grew up in the deadly boring suburb of Wellesley. Douglas’ first job was as an editor at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. His stint at the museum resulted in his first nonfiction book, Dinosaurs in the Attic, as well as his(…)
Eric Van Lustbader, who dropped his middle name ‘Van’ for several years due to a confusion about his last name, was born and raised in Greenwich Village. He is the author of more than twenty best-selling novels, including ‘The Ninja’, in which he introduced Nicholas Linnear, one of modern fiction’s most loved and enduring heroes,(…)
Frederick Forsyth has packed a tremendous amount of action into his life and frequently drawn on his experiences to lend verisimilitude to his fiction. At the age of 19, he became the youngest pilot in the Royal Air Force, but then decided to follow a journalistic career as “it was the only job that might(…)
Gabrielle Lord survived being ‘razed’ by the nuns, acquired an education despite this, and after working in many different areas, sales, teaching, brick-cleaning, peach-picking and packing, and in the Public Service as an employment officer, started writing seriously aged 30.
Greg Iles was born in Germany, where his father ran the US Embassy Medical Clinic during the height of the Cold War. He spent his youth in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983. His first novel, SPANDAU PHOENIX, a thriller about Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess, was published in 1992(…)
Harlan was born in Newark, New Jersey. After graduating from Amherst College a political science major, Harlan worked in the travel industry. He now lives in New Jersey with his wife, Anne Armstrong-Coben MD, a pediatrician, and their four children. Coben was the first writer in more than a decade to be invited to write(…)
Harry Hunsicker is a novelist and former executive vice-president of the Mystery Writers of America. His work has been short-listed for both the Shamus and Thriller Awards. Hunsicker’s story “West of Nowhere,” originally published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, was selected for inclusion in the anthology,The Best American Mystery Stories 2011. His sixth novel, The(…)
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Ian Graham was born in New Hampshire on July 4th, the third generation of his family to share a birthday with the United States of America. His three main interests have always been politics, religion and history. The stories and characters he writes about are centered on the explosive conflicts created when the three intersect.(…)
J.T. Ellison is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and received her Master’s Degree from George Washington University. She was a Presidential Appointee and worked in The White House and the Department of Commerce before moving into the private sector. As a financial analyst and marketing director, she worked for several defense and aerospace contractors.(…)
Jack Higgins was a soldier and then a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. The Eagle Has Landed turned him into an international bestselling author and his novels have since sold over 250 million copies and been translated into fifty-five languages. Many of them have also been made into successful films.
James Calder lives in the Mission District of San Francisco. In his three novels in the Bill Damen series, he explores how genetic engineering changes the lives of his characters and how it feels to be a human being in the supposed “posthuman” future. He’s got a background in History and History of Science, and(…)
James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the bestselling series of the past decade: the Women’s Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand alone thrillers.(…)
Janet Evanovich now lives in New Hampshire but, like Stephanie Plum, grew up in New Jersey. She has won major crime fiction awards for her Stephanie Plum novels.
Jeff Lindsay is a playwright whose shows have appeared to critical acclaim in New York and London. He is the author of two non-fiction books, HUNTING WITH HEMINGWAY, which he co-wrote with his wife, and TROPICAL DEPRESSION. He also wrote the Dexter Series which was turned into a popular TV series. In addition to writing,(…)
Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Dr. Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, founded the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Research Facility — the Body Farm — a quarter-century ago. He is the author or co-author of more than two hundred scientific publications, as well as a critically acclaimed memoir(…)
A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international number-one bestselling author. His novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world. The author of thirty novels, two collections of short stories and a nonfiction law book, he’s received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world. His The(…)
Jerry Ahern, born Jerome Morrell Aheern , had a voice that could carry across a football field. He was well spoken and loved to take charge which was a trait that served him well in high school, college, the Reserve Officer Training Corps as well as at public speaking engagements throughout his life. He would stand at(…)
John Gilstrap is an explosives safety expert and an environmental engineeer and consultant. He lives in Virginia with his wife and son. Photo Credit: Amy Cesal.