He remained in Vermont all through his childhood, though he did go to a private school, Westminster, in Connecticut for grades 9 through 12. After college he moved to Florida where he wrote his first book. He has since moved back to Vermont.
Writing in a similar manner to writer Clive Cussler, his own novels focus on his character, Dr. Philip Mercer, a successful mining engineer and geologist, who gets involved in various threats to the world.
Jack Du Brul has written seven Phillip Mercer books: Vulcan's Forge, Charon's Landing, The Medusa Stone, Pandora's Curse, River of Ruin, Deep Fire Rising, and Havoc.
Recently, he has been co-authoring "The Oregon Files" novels with Clive Cussler, taking over from Craig Dirgo with the third novel. He has coauthored Dark Watch, Skeleton Coast, Plague Ship, Corsair and The Silent Sea so far.