According to the bio on Amazon: "Jack’s love of storytelling started from a very early age, basically as soon as he learned to read. He experimented with drawing to tell a story using stick figures at first then progressing on as his skill improved. It wasn’t long before he realized you could tell a story faster by writing it. His love of reading drew him to stories of high adventure written by the likes of Robert Ludlum, Alistair Maclean and of course, Ian Fleming. As life sped up so did his taste in literature moving on to the likes of Matthew Reilly and James Rollins who pepper their novels with high adrenaline action. This inspired him to create his own books."