John Orndorff

Biography

John C. (Chris) Orndorff is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He began his military career serving four years during the Vietnam era as a Navy Hospital Corpsman working in neuro-psychiatry. In the Air Force he served in a number of positions ranging from administrative officer, commander, special agent academic instructor and acquisition officer. As a faculty member at Air Command and Staff College he was broadly published in the military community, and taught futurist techniques. Chris has also done future related research for the Air Force and emergency planners. He has consulted for industry and worked with the US State Department providing antiterrorism support for US Embassies in over 30 countries. Based on his antiterrorism experience, he has designed and presented training on techniques to prevent high school violence. Chris is now retired after teaching Air Force Junior ROTC for twelve years. He and his wife Debi have been married 39 years and have three children and five grandchildren. His website is http://johncorndorff.com. His books are:
Prince Michael and the Dragon
Prince John’s Quest
Princess Mary and the Prophet
How Have the Mighty Fallen
Terrorists, Tornados and Tsunamis: How to Prepare for Life’s Danger Zones
The Gilgamesh Epic
Watching for the future
The Enduring Art of War: A Paraphrase and Commentary on Sun Tzu

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I wrote was as a graduate student in college. On and examination I was to write a comparison and contrast between two theologians. I thought the question was boring so I decided to answer it as a story about being with the two scholars and how a visit with them might go. I made an A on the examination.
What is your writing process?
I think every writer has a different way of doing things. Some are more organized that others, and I am probably less organized. I get a general idea in my mind and I just begin to type it out. Along the way I collect more information and conduct further research on the subject. It generally takes three to four drafts before I am comfortable with what I have done.
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Where to find John Orndorff online


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Books

The Enduring Art of War: A Paraphrase and Commentary on Sun Tzu
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 38,060. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
The Enduring Art of War: A Paraphrase and Commentary on Sun Tzu uses modern language and historic examples to demonstrate this timeless classic’s relevance to the modern age. Though as the title implies the book was written about how to succeed in warfare it has applicability to all aspects of life. This book is easy to read and provides the reader with a greater appreciation for its insights.
The Gilgamesh Epic
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,660. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Science fiction » General
James Gilgamesh has everything the world has to offer except the answer to his question: what is the meaning of life? Following a tragic loss, James travels all over the world in search of answers that eventually lead him to the planet, Mars.
How Have the Mighty Fallen
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 104,440. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Christian » Suspense
Curt Goodman reflects over his life as his former peers, DEA Agents, grill him with questions. Curt’s career is ruined and his best friend is now dead. What happened to make this promising young minister become one of DEA’s top agents, and now a criminal? Curt’s life has gone from lofty highs to the lowest low, but is there yet a chance for this young man to pull out of his nose dive?
Watching for the Future: Techniques for Seeing the Days Ahead
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,590. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Future Studies
Watching for the Future is a booklet that provides readers with a familiarization of futurist techniques to understand what we can expect in the future. Following a brief overview of these techniques the author goes into more detail on scenario building and presents four distinct scenarios for the future of the United States based on the economy and social order.
Princess Mary and the Prophet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,850. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Princess Mary’s father the King has suddenly disappeared. After an exhaustive search produces no results Mary goes to her oldest friend, the prophet, Daniel Hanabi. Together they search heaven and Earth, all the while dispensing justice, healing the land, touching individual lives and renewing a long lost relationship. The result of the search is more than finding the king, Mary finds herself.
Prince John's Quest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,070. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The King of Heaven has commanded Prince John of El to find the Zahab Chokmah. Without any idea of what the Zahab Chokmah is, John sets out with three friends to find this elusive object. His quest soon takes a dangerous turn when the dreaded Warriors of the North kidnap him. John must survive captivity, disaster at sea, and betrayal to find the Zahab Chokmah and reunite with his friends.
Prince Michael and The Dragon
Price: Free! Words: 22,680. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A fierce dragon has appeared in the northwestern mountains destroying whole towns and reducing the people to poverty. By decree of the King of Heaven, only Prince Michael with the mighty sword Avenger can slay the dragon and save the land. However, Michael must accomplish this task with two companions he has yet to meet and must face many challenges before finding and battling the fierce dragon.

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