Dr. James Lindholm dives deep for his inspiration. His novels are based on a foundation of direct, personal experience with the undersea world. He has lived underwater for multiple 10-day missions to the world’s only undersea laboratory and has even found himself alone on the seafloor staring into the eyes of a hungry female great white shark. Along with his ocean adventures, Lindholm has drafted text for an executive order for the White House and has briefed members of the House and Senate on issues of marine science and policy. He works as the Chair of the Department of Marine Science at California State University, Monterey Bay. James Lindholm’s diverse writing portfolio includes textbooks, peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, and the Chris Black series of action/adventure novels.