Grant Blackwood

Grant Blackwood (born June 7, 1964) is an American thriller writer and ghostwriter.[1] He wrote the Briggs Tanner series. He co-authored with Clive Cussler Spartan Gold[2] which reached number 10 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.[3] He is a veteran of the United States Navy.[4]

Grant Blackwood
Born (1964-06-07) June 7, 1964
United States
OccupationNovelist, ghostwriter


Briggs Tanner series

  • End of Enemies (2001)
  • Wall of Night (2002)
  • Echo of War (2003)

Fargo Adventures series (co-authored with Clive Cussler)

Jack Ryan, Jr. Series

Splinter Cell series (writing as "David Michaels")

EndWar series (writing as "David Michaels")

Tucker Wayne series (with James Rollins)

Short story


  • Finalist for the 2002 Minnesota Book Award in Popular Fiction for End of Enemies.[6]


  1. Lynn Neary (August 4, 2009). "For Authors, Ghostwriting Offers Solvency, Stability". NPR. Retrieved February 24, 2010.
  2. Mark Combes. "Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler, with Grant Blackwood".
  3. "Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers". New York Times. October 18, 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2010.
  4. "WRITE of SPRING III". Crimespree Magazine. March 26, 2005. Grant Blackwood is a U.S. Navy veteran, having spent three years on active duty aboard the guided missile frigate USS Ford as an operations specialist and a Pilot Rescue Swimmer.
  5. Rollins, James (April 7, 2015). War Hawk (Tucker Wayne #2). William Morrow. ISBN 9780062135278.
  6. "Minnesota Book Awards Past Finalists and Winners – 2002". The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library.
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