I wrote a short story back in high school. Of course, it was for a grade in my English class but when I translated it in Spanish, I received a second grade for that class as well. The story was about a man who was not satisfied with his mundane life and decided to travel from his home in Midwestern Nebraska through Central America and into South America. It spoke of the places he visited and the people he met along the way. The journey took him a year to complete and when he reached home, he told his family and friends of his adventure. This book was the beginning of my interest in writing but didn’t have the background to write about things I had experience in or enjoyed. I feel with my years associated with the military and correctional law enforcement that I now have things I can write. I received a B+ on the book in English and an A on the book in Spanish.
How do you approach cover design?
I look at the cover as an introduction to my story. My stories are of intrigue, intelligence, strategy, skill, and learning. Let’s make the cover to start that.
The United Forces Republic has begun testing and manufacturing of the illegal MRK-33 weapon at the only place on Earth the World Government can’t touch—the Ocean Spire. They call on John Smith to investigate and take all necessary actions. But when informed his former wife is being held there, it becomes personal.
Senator Koushman’s family is kidnaped. The senator turns to an old friend, and a retired Special Forces recluse. Finding this man will be a problem as he lives aboard his own submarine. But the search will be worth it. He knows this man, labelled the most dangerous man on Earth, will leave no stone unturned until he finds the family. His name? John Smith.