The Seventh Plague
New York Times best-selling author James Rollins joins Tim for this episode. James and Tim discuss his latest book, The Seventh Plague – a Sigma Force Novel. Bruce and Tim discuss writing styles, research for the novel and how he keeps an ongoing series interesting and thrilling. Have a listen to this fun, informative and intriguing episode.
James Rollins is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the "top crowd pleasers" (New York Times) and one of the "hottest summer reads" (People Magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets--and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight.
As a boy immersed in the scientific adventures of Doc Savage, the wonders of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, and pulps such as The Shadow, The Spider, and The Avenger, James Rollins decided he wanted to be a writer. He honed his storytelling skills early, spinning elaborate tales that were often at the heart of pranks played on his brothers and sisters.
Before he would set heroes and villains on harrowing adventures, Rollins embarked on a career in veterinary medicine, graduating from the University of Missouri and establishing a successful veterinary practice. He continues to volunteer his time and veterinary skills in support of the local SPCA. His hands-on knowledge of medicine and science helps shape the research and scientific speculation that set James Rollins books apart.
The exotic locales of James Rollins novels have emerged as a hybrid between imagination, research, and his extensive travels throughout the United States and Europe, as well as New Zealand, the South Pacific, China, Southeast Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America. Recent jaunts include book tours and stops across the country and several European nations to give talks, seminars, and media interviews.
In recent years, much of James' travel has involved meeting readers in small and large groups, at writing and fan conferences, and even aboard seagoing "seminars." James' mentoring and coaching skills have made him a sought after writing instructor and guest speaker for workshops, symposia, conventions, and other forums throughout the country.
James Rollins is the author of ten thrillers in the bestselling Sigma Force series: Sandstorm, Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain, The Last Oracle, The Doomsday Key, The Devil Colony, Bloodline and The Eye of God and the 6th Extinction; six individual adventure thrillers; two middle grade adventures in the Jake Ransom series: Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow and Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx; co-authored work with Grant Blackwood in two bestselling Tucker Wayne series adventures: The Kill Switch and Wark Hawk; co-authored work with Rebecca Cantrell in the bestselling Sanguines series: City of Scream, The Blood Gospel, Blood Brothers, Innocent Blood and Blood Infernal.