Here are some non-fiction books that I've used in my researches and can recommend.

The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why. Amazing, a page-turner of a book that might also help you survive a disaster.

Tornado Alley: Monster Storms of the Great Plains Technically complex, but if you've learned everything The Weather Channel has taught you, you might move on to this!

Storm Warning: The Story of a Killer Tornado The personal stories in here were ones I found very touching. It influenced my novel Storm.

The New Madrid Earthquakes, Revised Edition The book on the 1811-12 New Madrid quakes. To some people, the reviews tell me, it was dull reading, consisting as it does of a lot of primary sources, but it's meticulously researched and probably has every primary source in here, everything important that anyone wrote at the time. And I was fascinated by every word.

The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers. Dr Ali Khan, formerly of the CDC. Fascinating look into the life of a real life disease researcher who responded to infection disease outbreaks all over the world for many decades.

National Geographic Prehistoric Mammals  Not much text but gorgeous illustrations by a premier paleoartist. Great for the whole family.


  1. Just finished audio version of Gray (from Audible). Would LOVE to see more of your books published on Audible!

  2. Thank you! It looks like the Oil Apocalypse series will be, through 2018.


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