Thanks for visiting my smashwords page. I'm originally from Minneapolis Minnesota. After Graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1963, I joined the Navy. I served in the Atlantic Submarine Force following Nuclear Power training until 1972. I served with Cdr Crispin, Mack, Greene, and Peterson. I participated in operations that were awarded two Meritorious Unit Citations,and a Presidential Unit Citation. I was awarded the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
I have been married to my wonderful lover and partner, Lynn, for 41 years. We have lived all over the country and settled in the Omaha, NE area in 1988. We currently live with three dogs in rural Harrison County, Iowa.
I write alot about the people I met in the Navy and their/my experiences with a touch of spice thrown in to make it interesting.
chuck petterson, August, 2010
Where to find Charles Petterson online
Escape From Clark's Creek
By Charles Petterson
Published: September 26, 2013.
Grover Gilfillan decides the prospects of war are a better choice than staying in his abusive, corrupt heritage of depression era West Virginia. His goal is simple, escape poverty and obtain an honorable life. The Navy appears to be a good choice and his meeting with co-ed Judy Perman further fuels his dreams. But ,is she the catalyst for his downfall?
Polar Bear in Parrot Jungle
(4.00 from 1 review)
By Charles Petterson
Published: August 4, 2010.
This is a light hearted story in the tradition of Cary Grant movies. A lot of subtle humour and an understated hero. Navy enlisted man Jason Beckman reluctantly agrees to stand as best man at a high society wedding. Will Joyce, his last minute accommodation date, change his life, or will he change hers? Decide for yourself who's the polar.
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Smashwords book reviews by Charles Petterson
- The Unknown Factor
on Jan. 07, 2011
Great story that kept me guessing until the end. Ms Garfield's lush wrtiting style puts the reader right into the arm pits of the bad guys and flower arrangements of the wealthy Grandmother. This is a truly creative story that blends in pop culture, a bit of science-fiction, and believable police work without condescending cheap shots at the 'men in blue.' This is thoroughly enjoyable.