C. Frederick Braun is the pen name for Carl Braun, author of four novels including ISSA, an historical thriller and three books in the Doug Hammer series: TWO SECONDS, BORDER WAR and THE MERIDA COMPACT. His non-fiction books are ABOVE ALL ELSE-The Patriot Struggle To Secure America's Borders and SUCCESS IS YOUR BIRTHRIGHT along with an historically accurate children's book entitled DOONEY'S WORLD 1776-The Adventures of Dooney the Drummer Boy. He was the co-founder of the Border Patrol Auxiliary and The Minuteman Corps of CA where is logged more than 10,000 hours of volunteer border watch duty. Carl is listed as visiting faculty at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Post Graduate School where he lectured on the citizen effort to help secure America's Borders. He was an Analyst for the Homeland Security Policy Institute Group and has written hundreds of articles and white papers on border security including “The State of Amexica: A Socio-Economic Analysis of the Twenty Four Counties That Border the Republic of Mexico. He has been featured in the HBO movie "The Fence" and has been interviewed numerous times on FoxNews, CNN, MSNBC and all the major networks. He hosted the ABC Radio talk show The Soapbox for 4 years.