Freelance Writing Clive Cussler

Cliver Cussler Profile

10 Questions with Clive Cussler, my profile of the bestselling author in Autograph Magazine.

In 2004, I was privileged to interview Clive Cussler, the “grand master of adventure writing.”

Cussler is the author of more than 30 best-selling novels (probably best known for Raise the Titanic), many featuring his well-known Dirk Pitt character, which combine Indiana Jones with Jacques Cousteau.

In the interest of full disclosure, I am an unabashed Cussler fan. My phone interview with Clive, and the subsequent writing of the profile, however, required me to step out of my hero worshiping role and attempt to be objective. I like to think I did a reasonable job.

The resulting four-page, 1,300+ word profile — “10 Questions with Clive Cussler” — was published in the January 2005 issue of Autograph Magazine.

The article also saw life beyond the printed page.

A search for “Joshua Platt +Clive Cussler” yields a link to the article, preserved online, at, an unofficial fan site maintained by “The Society of the Cusslermen,” who are devoted to publishing “the number one Clive Cussler fan Website in the world.” While not a member, I’m honored to have the association, if only virtually.