Charles Sowell holds a B.A. degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Business Administration degree from Texas Christian University. He spent thirty-nine years in the aerospace industry, where he retired in 2006 as Finance Director of Bell Helicopter’s Customer Support and Services Division. During the last six years of his career at Bell, he was also an adjunct professor with the Graduate School of Management at the University of Dallas.
In retirement, Charles has pursued a hobby of genealogy research, which led to his first book, MY AMERICAN HERITAGE. The discovery of a story that had been passed down through one of his family lines became the genesis of THE MERRELL SAGA.
The Merrell Saga is based upon a true but complicated story about the Merrell family, pioneers in the dangerous Mississippi Territory of the early 1800's. The stories of the family's hardships, tragedies, perseverance, and their ultimate triumphs of the human spirit are uniquely extraordinary in the chronicles of American pioneer history.