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Award-winning author of five thrillers (including Masterpiece, Fire & Ice and the 'Virtual Trilogy') and four childrens' books.


Background Information

I write the kind of books that I like to read myself including techno-thrillers in the style of Michael Crichton and action/adventure stories in the style of Tom Clancy and Dan Browne.

While I make my novels as technically accurate as possible, my main focus is on characters and plot so that my readers can identify with the heroes, heroines and villains and enjoy their adventures while they are within the world of my books.

I also go to great lengths to make those worlds as accurate and believable as possible. For the 'Virtual Trilogy' I visited the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Bermuda Triangle and the teeming city of Tokyo, for Fire & Ice I climbed down into the Grand Canyon, boarded a submarine and studied the US and Soviet Union psychic spying programmes. For Masterpiece I descended into the sewers of Paris, toured The Louvre and studied nuclear terrorism.

I am also deeply committed to teaching young people about the sea through my children's adventures in the Captain Cockle series and my recent 'Black John the Bogus Pirate Cartoon Workbook of Marine Beasts'.

Birth Place
Weymouth,  England
Accomplishments

Glaxo EU Science Writters Fellowship (Ireland) - 1978
"Virtually Maria" - Easons Booksellers "Book of the Month" - August 1998.
PhD Environmental Science - University of East Anglia - 1977

Additional Information

Currently working on a film script for my latest novel 'Masterpiece' and its sequel - 'Mastermind' as well as a fully illustrated version of 'Captain Cockle and the Cormorant' with additional lesson plans in like with the UK and US primary school curricula.

Favorite Links

Spindrift Press
The official home of John Joyce's Virtual Trilogy - "Virtually Maria", "A Matter of Time" and "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow".

John Joyce Author Page on Amazon
This is my official author page on Amazon, where you can review and purchase all my books.

John Joyce Author Page on Goodreads
This is my official author page on Goodreads with more information about my books.

FUNFacts for children on marine science
One of my passions is to teach children about the value of marine conservation in a fun way - hence FUNFacts.






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