I've been a service station attendant, steel building erector, combat helicopter pilot (1,200 hours in Viet Nam) instructor pilot in airplanes and helicopters, ambulance helicopter pilot, and most recently a corporate pilot with approximately 200 North Atlantic crossings.
I started writing 12 years ago while at my job. Well, I didn't write books in the cockpit, but while traveling to my airplane on the airlines and while sitting in hotel rooms on standby.
You might find my job description interesting; I worked seven days on and seven days off. Day one normally was devoted to traveling on the airlines to my airplane and meeting my crew (First Officer and Flight Attendant). We would fly our airplane anywhere in the world for five days, and on day seven would leave our Gulfstream where-ever it happened to be and airline to our homes for our seven days off. It was the best job in the world, and I had plenty of forced isolation time to write.
Occupy Savannah Sequel to Coffee Bluff
In late December 1864, Sherman's troops occupy Savannah which is full of Confederate spies. Luke, Chester and Julia collide once again. Luke is a Union spy with a mission: He must spread the dis-information that Sherman intends to move next on Augusta and Charleston, when actually Sherman's next target is Columbia, the capitol of South Carolina.
In 1861, Luke visited Savannah and fell in love with Julia. Chester was a bitter rival for Julia's attention. Then the war started and Luke returned home to New York. In Dec. 1864 Sherman's army is camped outside Savannah and Luke, a Yankee spy, is back. Chester lost his leg assaulting the Water Witch and is just a bartender in a blockaded backwater cotton port named Coffee Bluff. Or is he?
Michael's Journals and Valarie's Diary
In 1863, Michael O'Grady is orphaned in Puerto Rico.
He must survive and get back to Boston. Valarie is there.
Michael becomes a navigator, a blockade runner, a pirate, and a teacher of slaves in his quest to get back to Boston, and to Valarie.
Michael's journals and Valarie's diary were discovered in Savannah in the attic of an old servant's quarters in 2002. This is their story:
The Lucie Manette is so old and rusty that ship breakers make an offer for her every time she comes into her Miami River home port. Terrorists know her engines have been upgraded and she can chase down a cruise ship.
The terrorists have smuggled themselves and their bomb aboard the Lucie Manette. All they have to do now is subdue her recalcitrant crew and passengers...
Low Level Terror
Years ago in Afghanistan, Captain Harry Sanders' special unit destroyed a terrorist cell. They chased Mohamed X, the cell's leader, into Pakistan and wounded him before he escaped.
Mohamed X has a ten-ton fertilizer bomb and wants to drop it on the crowd at an Oakland Athletics game. What could serve his purposes better than a large logging helicopter flown by his old nemesis, Harry Sanders?
Corporate wants to bring a supersonic corp. jet to market... ASAP. Alan lacks social skills but he's a brilliant engineer, and he's a former test pilot. He's the perfect choice to head up the program.
Years later, the project is terminated. The prototype falls into the hands of spooks and it morphs into a long range supersonic stealth weapon. The pilot is one very angry Alan Taylor.
Starting Over in Savannah
Action Adventure Romance
Brett is on top of the world: He is one of the few pilots flying a corporate 737. He has a Porsche, a beautiful wife and a house on the hillside overlooking Santa Monica. All that is lost in a matter of seconds.
Debra is coping: She has a job teaching school, a double-wide mobile home and an alcoholic husband. She loses it all overnight.
One morning Kevin is removed from his cell and tasked with teaching Louise to fly. She is the most beautiful creature he has ever seen, and she has wings!
Kevin and Louise vow to escape and meet in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. There will be deer, bears and wolves there to prey upon, and Kevin and Louise are the most fearsome predators in the history of the planet.
Or are they?