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I am a former satellite systems engineer who always wanted to write. Early attempts were always frustrated by the conflicts of school, working, or life in general. While I was in the Navy for a couple of years, my experiences were restricted to teaching at the Nuclear Power School, so I have no real combat experience. I attempted a novel I intended to call "The Long March Conspiracy" when I was working on a satellite launch in China. I intended for the Chinese rocket that was carrying a US satellite to be sabotaged and blown up. During the actual launch I was working, the satellite actually did blow up, although not because of nefarious activities as would have been the case in my plot. None the less, it didn't seem appropriate to continue with that story. Lack of free time was working against any progress anyway.
Several years ago I retired and moved out of Los Angeles to Nevada, and found that I finally had sufficient time to see if I could create anything of interest. I write mostly for personal satisfaction, with stories that I find interesting to create. That said, I find great satisfaction that some of you find my writing enjoyable. Some books are stories that come to mind, while others are based on something my wife or friends have suggested they would like to see. While I know where a story is intended to go when I start, more than once a character in the story has been known to cause the intended direction of a tale to change.
Several people have noted in comments that I might have an interest in guns based on the content of of some of the books. I confess I was an active shooting enthusiast at one time, and have tried to interject more accuracy in the use of weapons than some other authors. It has long been an annoyance to see how unaware many authors are when they equip their characters.
I have an eight year old daughter, so writing has to been done when it doesn't conflict with her schedule. Normally I am up and work between 4 and 8 AM. Frequent notes are scribbled during the day when an important thought comes to mind.
I greatly appreciate your comments, and hope that future books will be to your liking.