Piers Platt

Biography

Piers Platt grew up in Boston, but spent most of his childhood in various boarding schools, including getting trained as a classical singer at a choir school for boys. He joined the Army in 2002, and spent four years on active duty, including a year-long deployment to Iraq in 2004 as a tank and scout platoon leader.

He now works as a marketing strategy consultant in New York city, when he's not spending time with his lovely wife and daughter.

Where to find Piers Platt online

Twitter: @piersplatt

Books

Combat and Other Shenanigans
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 64,060. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » Military
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER War is hell…but sometimes it’s also funny as hell. Combat and Other Shenanigans is Lieutenant Piers Platt’s firsthand account of his year as a cavalry platoon leader in Iraq. Wry, action-packed, and poignant, Combat and Other Shenanigans is the absurd-but-true story of the antics the world’s finest soldiers get up to when no one high-ranking is watching.
Welcome Home
Price: Free! Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Welcome Home is the tale of one man's struggle to maintain his innocence amid a brutal war, torn between his family's expectations, his loyalty to his brothers-in-arms, and his own moral code. His father fought in WWII. His brother in Korea. When his own draft card arrived, he knew he would have to fight in Vietnam. But he could not bring himself to kill another man.
A Prisoner of His Own Mind
Price: Free! Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A 16-year old aspiring writer sits down to write a story. There's just one problem. Well, two problems. First, he's not a very good writer. Second, and more importantly, his main character knows it...and he's not taking it lying down. A Prisoner of His Own Mind is the absurd tale of what happens when a character fights back. Selected as a Penn Review finalist.

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