Barry Spillberg

Biography

I'm on my fifth career (or is it my sixth?).

I am one of the last children born in Boston's old West End before they tore it down in the early 1950s to build the Charles River Apartments complex.

I grew up in Milton, just over the Neponset River from Boston and went to the Milton Public Schools. I also attended the Hebrew Teachers College in Brookline. My mother wanted me to become a rabbi. I had other plans.

I graduated Syracuse University with honors and a major in Zoology. Because my draft lottery number for the Vietnam War was 61, I volunteered for the Air Force and completed AFROTC while in graduate school. In graduate school, at Syracuse, I was working on a doctorate in biophysics. Never finished.

Lived in Israel with my wife Ruth in the mid-1970s, on a kibbutz near the Lebanese Border. Our daughter Keren was born at the Nahariya Military Hospital.

Upon our return to the States in 1977, I changed careers and became a telecommunications engineer. I worked various corpororate jobs and finally with some friends established the first of two telecom consultancies, FMS Telecommunications. At the same time, I taught Telecommunications Technology at Northeastern University's State-of-the-Art Engineering Program.

I retired from telecom in the mid-2000s. Grew bored sitting home, took the teacher certification tetst in science and I now teach biology, chemistry and physics at a high school in suburban Boston.

I had always wanted to write. I originally went to Syracuse with the intention of majoring in literature and creative writing. Not liking the program I switched to science.

The 64-Bit Waltz is my first novel.

Books

Chamsin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 314,580. Language: American English. Published: September 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Chamsin are the fifty days of hot winds from the Arabian desert that bake the Middle East during the change of seasons. On his way home to civilian life, Captain Ben Asher, USAF, is diverted to the Middle East for one last mission. He finds romance and adventure during the Yom Kippur War.
Runaway Lightning
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 158,190. Language: American English. Published: September 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The corporate secretary and chief financial officer of Asher Foods are murdered and the company's president is missing. Mark Asher promises his niece that he will find her father and return him to her. Meanwhile, Shulamit Rossi, as a favor to her father-in-law, acts to protect a famous British rock star against a vicious stalker.
October Hunt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,130. Language: American English. Published: July 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
October Hunt entwines three stories: a hunting party encounters terrorists on Mount Hermon; a young second lieutenant is sent on his first mission to rescue captured helicopter pilots in Vietnam and two officers are sent to find a missing CIA agent in Afghanistan at the start of the Afghani War.
The Lady in the Rotunda
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 153,150. Language: American English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
A middle-age lady, a professor of Spanish Literature, is killing off her lovers. One of her lovers is an active duty navy admiral attached to the CIA. The Secretary of Defense mobilizes a retired Air Force General along with an Air Force Special Operations Tactical Unit to hunt down the killer and stop her from killing again.
The 64-Bit Waltz
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 172,370. Language: American English. Published: July 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
The truck carrying a Pentagon-bound super computer blows up in the Callahan Tunnel under Boston Harbor. A young counter intelligence Air Force officer is sent to investigate. Seeking the causes of the explosion, his travels take him to Afghanistan and Israel.

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