Author NB VanYoos has traveled many paths wearing many hats. He was a communications soldier in the US Army, a software engineer in the high-tech industry, a lobby bartender at a posh hotel, and a teacher of mathematics to aspiring young high school students. Over this diverse background, he has acquired a vast wealth of experience which is integrated into his writing. From tragedies to romance, war to peace, inebriation to sobriety, his characters travel a varied path wearing many hats.
NB VanYoos was awarded the Army Achievement and Army Commendation medals during his tour of duty in the US Army. He often jokes that he helped win the cold war. After completing his military obligation, he acquired a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction before beginning his writing career. Although he admits he has written many thousands of lines of code and technical documentation while a software engineer, his passion has always been to write science fiction.
He and his wife married shortly after graduating from college, but waited many years before having their two wonderful children. During that time span, they worked hard in their respective careers, traveling from Colorado to Washington state and back again. As he was starting graduate school to acquire his teaching credentials, he dusted off a first chapter of a book he had started many years before but had put aside while pursuing his programming career. Eighteen months later, that first chapter turned into a book sparking the Onyalum Series, a trilogy following the adventures and mishaps of a naive drug dealer from Los Angeles now lost in the cosmos.
The author spends his time teaching high school students the value of mathematics while helping to raise two young girls and train one young puppy. When time permits, he and his wife still pursue their love of live concerts, camping in the mountains, golfing, and traveling to see friends and family. They currently live in Colorado where he continues to write books in the Onyalum Series while he entertains and educates readers with his two blogs.
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A mysterious force is tearing apart the tenuous peace that exists between the Litteran and the Outer Galactic Commonwealth. Will Tyler Jensen, the Chief Negotiator for the Commonwealth, be able to solve the mystery behind this unprecedented violence before the Commonwealth falls, or will he discover he is a pawn in a galactic chess match he doesn't comprehend?
Red Star Conspiracy
Global warming, UFOs, and disappearing scientists are but a few of the clues Tyler Jensen must unravel as he digs for the truth about a top secret government project code named Red Star. Trapped inside a young eco-activist, he is recruited by an old college friend to journey the world in search of answers. Will Tyler find redemption or allow his desires for vengeance to obscure the truth?
The Trial Of Gesh
Los Angeles drug dealer, Tyler Jensen, continues his quest to find a life within the Universe. Posing as a lowly priest addicted to narcotics, he becomes embroiled in a battle between an ancient cult and the planet’s dominant religion. His sins transport him into a hell he is unable to comprehend, let alone escape. Will Tyler survive the damnation or awaken his lost humanity to save his soul?
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Tyler Jensen, a Los Angeles drug dealer lost in the cosmos, struggles to understand the technologically advanced world whose hero he has inadvertently become. Posing as the Supreme Commander of the planet’s fleet, he must learn the murky alliances of the military to succeed against their neighboring enemy. Can he navigate the political trappings of the Admiral’s world to conquer another?
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