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"All fiction is based on non-fiction."


Background Information

I hold a bachelor's degree from Saint Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont. I was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in 1975 and attended pilot training at Columbus AFB, Mississippi.

A career military officer, I transferred to the U.S. Army rolls in 1981 where I later gained extensive experience in plans, operations, and training. Among my many assignments, I served with distinction as a UH-60 Blackhawk battalion commander and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. 

I have piloted numerous military jets and helicopters, including the T-33, EB-57, AH-1, UH-1, and UH-60 and was inducted into the Order of Daedalians. A civilian pilot and flight instructor as well, I am a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Following my retirement in 2000, I relocated to Georgia and currently make my home near Dobbins ARB outside of Atlanta.

What's my motivation for writing?  It’s fun!  While in college, I began to write poems and short stories.  Most have been lost in various moves from place to place.  However, I still have a tattered old manila folder filled with a few of my surviving favorites tucked inside.  Periodically, I’ll pull the folder out and leaf through the poems, reading one or two for old time’s sake.

The art of story telling is an old one.  I describe it to people as painting a picture with words.  I enjoy putting words on paper and get immense satisfaction in seeing my stories take shape as the characters come to life and interact. 

Being able to use words to convey feelings and emotions, create empathy or dislike for a character, or construct an image of a place or thing in the mind’s eye is a powerful tool and foundation of the writer’s craft.  I view my work as an intricately woven “magic carpet” that can whisk my reader anywhere I want him or her to go with the stroke of my pen (okay, keyboard).

 

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A Modern Day Trojan Horse

Think about the dozens of strangers you encounter everyday. Now imagine that several of them were biological time bombs carrying a deadly disease for which neither you—nor anyone else—were protected against. What if that scenario was part of an elaborate terrorist plot intended to cripple America? Just when you thought you had heard it all, comes a fresh, new book, "Enemy of my Enemy," that explores one of today’s most frightening terrorist threats.

In "Enemy of my Enemy," a razor-sharp foray into the shadowy world of bioterrorism, CIA analyst Allan Anderson and his reporter sister, Susan Anderson, find themselves at the heart of a deadly game played out in hidden places of power across the globe, from a safe house in the wilderness of Iran to a nuclear submarine in the Atlantic. Allan and Susan draw on everything they have—including their quick-thinking and fast-acting friends—in a high-stakes chase to stave off a sinister alliance that threatens the very existence of the United States. Drawing on a wellspring of historical insight, this political thrill ride takes you from the abstract realms of international policy to its very concrete and terrifying consequences.

What makes this book different from any other is the way that I cleverly draw on a wide range of factual information and my extensive military experience to weave a compelling nightmare scenario grounded in the political and technological realities of today. "Enemy of my Enemy" takes you on a global chase to unravel a deadly bioterror plot concocted by a startling alliance of adversaries. As this sinister plot unfolds before an unsuspecting America a mere ninety miles from its shores, "Enemy of my Enemy’s" characters come together in a most unusual way to foil the attack and save the day.

Specifications
Paperback: 342 pages (also available in popular eBook formats)
Released February 4, 2008
Publisher: Langdon Street Press (a division of HIllcrest Publishing Group, Inc.)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0979912032
ISBN-13: 978-0979912030
Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5 x 0.9 inches
Retail Price for paperback version: $15.95 U; for eBook version: $4.99

Available at: Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and other online book sellers

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