James Rollins is a writer of best-selling, action-packed, adventure-thriller novels, and has sold his veterinary practice in Sacramento, California to be a full-time author.
James is an amateur spelunker and a certified scuba diver. These pastimes provide much fodder for his novels, which are often set in underground or underwater locations.
Among those who have inspired him, James cites the authors of the Doc Savage series. Whilst a youth, James had acquired an extensive collection of the popular 1930's and 1940's pulp magazine stories, but, he says, he remained oblivious to their influence on him as a novelist until one of his fans brought this matter to his attention.