Meet the Thriller Author (Author Interviews)

Meet the Thriller Author (Author Interviews)

MTTA 135: Mark Greaney

February 23, 2021

#1 NYT bestselling author Mark Greaney’s debut international thriller, THE GRAY MAN, was published in 2009 and became a national bestseller and a highly sought-after Hollywood property.

Ten subsequent Gray Man novels have been released to date, including his latest, RELENTLESS.

Mark is also the #1 New York Times bestselling author or coauthor of seven Tom Clancy novels, including his most recent TOM CLANCY TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE. He collaborated with Tom Clancy on three Jack Ryan novels before Tom’s death in 2013.

RED METAL, a military thriller written by Mark Greaney and Lt Col Hunter R. Rawlings, USMC, became a New York Times bestseller in 2009.

Mark’s books are published in several languages and are also available as audiobooks.

A feature film adaptation of THE GRAY MAN is in production at Netflix, with Ryan Gosling in the title role.

A feature film adaptation of Mark’s scripted audio play Armored, is in development with Michael Bay and Erwin Stoff to produce.

In his research for the Gray Man and Jack Ryan novels he has traveled to dozens of countries, visited the Pentagon, military bases, and many Washington, D.C. Intelligence agencies, and trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combative tactics.

Mark lives in Memphis, Tennessee with his wife, his three stepchildren, and his three dogs, Lobo, Ziggy, and Winston.

During the interview, we chatted aboyt his writing process, the impact of the global pandemic on his writing, what it was like to work with the late great Tom Clancy, and a lot more.

Connect with Mark Greaney: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Mark Greaney’s Latest Book

More Books by Mark Greaney

The Gray Man Series

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Books by Mark Greaney

Show Notes

Author mentions: Tom Clancy, Nelson Demille, Frederick Forsyth, John le Carré, Nick Petrie, Don Bentley, Jason Matthews, Jack Carr

Tools of the trade: Word to write his novels. Evernote to research.