As previously mentioned my writing has been influenced by reading the works of Clive Cussler, Wilbur Smith, Ayn Rand and Michael Creighton. However, my reading is quite eclectic. For example I love reading Lee Child, Ted Bell, and James Patterson. However, I just finished reading the Great Gatsby from F. Scott Fitzgerald. I remember reading the book in high school, and saw it a couple of weeks ago just before I left for a job trip. So I grabbed it and read it on the plane.
With tales of action above and below the sea, Clive Cussler has been crafting best-selling novels for four decades. Here's a look at the author by the numbers.
The Pharaoh's Secret: A Kurt…by Clive Cussler
When I decided to begin writing the “Dave Henson” series I wanted to write books that were akin to Clive Cussler, but instead of an ocean/marine background theme, I chose to focus mine on technology and aviation since I have a passion for both. So, Clive Cussler novels certainly influenced me.
Clive Cussler was born in Aurora, Illinois. He grew up in Alhambra, California. At the age of 14, he was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. During the Korean War, he was enlisted in the United States Air Force after two year of his college. He went to the Pasadena City College. He got promoted to the post of Sergeant for his services at the air force. He worked as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer for military air transport services.