Michael McQuaid


I live in Pensacola, Fl. with my wife of 46 years, two sons, five grandchildren, 3 dogs, 1 cat and an insane Parrot. Oh, and the sometimes caustic Little Voice in my head that helps the wife keep me straight.

Genealogy, Bonsai, Archery, Guns and RC Aircraft are my hobbies. "Conservative Patriot" is my political view as I am a direct descendant of America's History from before 1607.

I like Westerns, history, genealogy and non-fiction Military books.

As a retired Vietnam Vet, electronics technician, truck driver and Ex-cop. I am the father of two Army Snipers. I write mostly of my travels and the "characters" who are a large part of my life as Non-fiction stories with an often "sideways sense of humor." But will on occasion dabble in Historic Fiction, based on my Ancestors.

"Everyone is crazy but me and thee, and I am not too sure about thee." Is the favorite Quote of my Great-grandfather.

Where to find Michael McQuaid online


Under the Laughter of Eagles
Price: Free! Words: 35,690. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
True stories of some of the Wildlife and Navy people I served with during my tour of duty while stationed on Adak, Alaska. Viewed from a sometimes sideways sense of humor.

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Smashwords book reviews by Michael McQuaid

  • They Knew No Mercy on April 20, 2013

    Not a bad yarn. Edit and spell check a bit closer. Overall, I enjoyed it.
  • So You Want To Write Erotica? on May 21, 2013

    Good book, clear, informative and easy to read and follow. In short it just makes sense. Because of this book I have read almost all of the rest from the author. No clangers yet.
  • Restoring Hope on May 28, 2013

    Outstanding! I am an avid reader of Louis L'Amour, and have been for years. I can see the differences between him and this author. Different styles, but they are both truly great authors. This is the first of this Author's books that I have read. I most effeminately will not be the last.
  • Sagebrush on June 10, 2013

    This is the first book by this Author that I have read. It will not be the last. Good writing, good story. Good book.
  • Puma Son of Mountain Lion on June 15, 2013

    In a nutshell.... Outstanding! This is a great continuation of The first book in the series. I particularly found the section about the reasons behind the Civil War and slavery to be well researched and well written. Most people are in error to think the baseline reason for the war was the Slavery issue. It was not, as you have so well put it. Typical Politicians then and now. You have to watch the other hand to see the real trick. Great read!
  • An Unlikely Place for Love on July 03, 2013

    One of my favorite Authors. Not just for this book, but also for many that she writes for the rest of us Authors. This effort is right in line with rest of her books. Well done, good read.
  • Kings Pinnacle on July 10, 2013

    Outstanding! Your research was great, characters even better, style and presentation were also well done. Not your normal dry, dry, dry historical novel. Highly recommended.