So, you can take your pick. The author, James Clemens, was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1961. Raised in the Midwest and rural Canada, he attended the University of Missouri, graduating with a degree in veterinary medicine. He settled in California, due to one especially icy Midwestern winter, establishing his veterinary practice in Sacramento, CA. Wit’ch Fire was his first novel, translated into a dozen languages worldwide; followed by Wit’ch Storm, Wit’ch War, Wit’ch Gate, and Wit’ch Star. Shadowfall: Book One of the God Slayer Chronicles and Hinterland, Book Two are his latest novels, introducing a new world, new magik, new adventure.
Or you can read about…James Rollins, currently the Co-President of the International Thriller Writers, Inc. In 2005, Jim helped to create ITW to recognize and promote the thriller genre, provide opportunities for mentoring, education, and collegiality among authors and industry professionals, and to grant awards for excellence in the genre. Translated in over 33 countries, James Rollins’ thrillers build high-octane adventures on a solid science foundation and, juxtaposing the familiar with the exotic, turbo-charge the tales with suspense. He is the NY Times bestselling author of five Sigma Force thrillers (Sandstorm, Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain, and The Last Oracle), the novelization of Lucasfilm’s latest blockbuster movie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and five individual adventure thrillers, his latest is The Doomsday Key, his twelfth thriller, due out in June ’09. His first young adult adventure, Jake Ransom and the Skull King’s Shadow, will be available May, 2009. (We’d love to find out how he finds the time for all of this.)