I'm a U.S. Army veteran and retired senior civil servant, spending thirty years in Europe, Africa, Central America, and the Middle East. My residency abroad qualifies me to build rich worlds in my action-adventure novels and short stories. Familiar with customs, laws, and social norms, I promote these to create authentic characters and scenery.
I penned A Dangerous Occupation, a winning entry in the August 2016 Wild Sound Writing
and Film Festival Review short story category.
My first novel, The Kurdish Connection, was published in 2017, and the sequel, Dangerous Alliance, was released in November 2018. Both are semi-finalists for the 2018 Global Thriller Book Awards. The finalists and grand prize winner will be announced the end of April 2019.
I'm currently working on the third novel in the series, Carnage in Singapore.
I hold a general Master in Business Administration (MBA) and a MBA with an emphasis in Strategic Focus, both from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. My wife, Sylvia, and six cats are transitioning from the United States to Scotland.
In addition to writing, I enjoy hiking, reading, candle making, pyrography, and sightseeing.