|Who am I?
My career as a
military officer provided many diverse experiences for me and my family.
We've seen many different cultures and learned to respect other's
values. I retired after twenty-six years in the military. I worked as an
Executive for the Boy Scouts of America for about a year and a half
then went back to my military environment. I worked as a defense
contractor for one of the U.S. Army's Battle Labs where I supervised
computer simulations during research and experimentation of potential
new tactics and equipment. I concurrently taught microcomputer
applications at a local community college two nights a week for around
As far as my main motivation for writing my current
book, I was the typical teenager of the sixties. I was mostly a
carefree youngster who had two major concerns in life: gasoline and
perfume. That is, I was interested in cars and girls and how to get
both. I spent most of my time carousing, drinking, going to the drive-in
movies, lying on the beach, and working as little as I could in order
to keep me in gasoline and girlfriends. I was a good student who went to
college because most of my friends did and a major factor was to keep
ahead of the draft. I was lucky to get a student loan, but spent my year
at Florida State University avoiding studies. I was young and
When a close friend was killed in
combat in Vietnam all of that changed. I was deeply saddened and
realized I was wasting my life and I had no purpose. Although my father
was intensely against my joining the Army, I felt I had to go and find
out what had given my friend such self-assurance. I was angry and felt a
need to avenge his sacrifice. I guess that I was also looking for a bit
of adventure with all this.
Writing that book unleashed a desire to write that
had been somewhat dormant for years. Now I can't wait to get to my
computer and let my imagination run wild as I develop characters,and
weave them into interesting stories that, I hope, will develop a
following that will support my continued works.