We’re celebrating Tom Clancy’s literary legacy with a number of pieces from people close to him. His co-author Jerome Preisler took us behind the scenes of putting together a Clancy novel:
"Great. And one more thing. Book’s due in six weeks. Minimum length: 110,000 words. Though we can deal with 90,000. We’ll send you the series bible, do whatever you want with it."
His “The Hunt for Red October” editor Tom Colgan compares Clancy to his hero Jack Ryan:
When I finally had the opportunity to work with him, I was, frankly, a little overawed, but Tom had a direct manner that put you at ease. He had no interest in being idolized. He valued hard-working, smart people. If you knew what you were talking about, he wanted to hear your thoughts. If you didn’t, well, let’s just say it was probably wiser to waste someone else’s time.
R.I.P. Tom Clancy.