Memphis author Mark Greaney first garnered attention for his Gray Man thrillers—the newest book in the series, Back Blast, will be published in February—but he entered the bestselling stratosphere when Tom Clancy tapped him as a co-author on the Jack Ryan series. Since the legendary author’s death in 2013, Greaney has continued the franchise as a solo act. Prior to signing the latest installment, Tom Clancy Commander in Chief, Greaney sat for a studio interview in Memphis with Chapter 16.
Stephen Usery is the producer of Book Talk, an author-interview program that airs daily on WYPL FM 89.3 and is sponsored by the Memphis Public Library. Usery also produces Mysterypod, an independent podcast focused on mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels. He lives in Memphis.