With a background in freelance journalism and English teaching, Jacob P. Avila decided to commit himself to writing fiction four years ago.
"I grew up reading everything and everyone, from Günter Grass to Alistair Maclean, and my work reflects this. 'Cave Diver' is rip roaring action-adventure infused with deeper themes which question what makes us tick." It's this added layer which makes the story even more compelling.
Jacob P Avila is currently working on a speculative fiction trilogy charting the fall of civilisation. Set primarily in the USA, the saga utilises multi point of view to explore the fate of humankind. "Most climate change fiction uses metaphors like zombies or is set in the post apocalyptic, but I wanted to start with a realistic vision of the near future, and take my characters forward into the abyss."
A new action adventure novel is also in the pipeline.
Jacob P. Avila lives in northern NSW, Australia, with his wife, Cathy.