Sheldon Charles is a decorated Air Force veteran, whose career has taken him around the globe, and given his writing a unique international flair. He is the author of "Three Paperclips & a Grey Scarf", "Blood Upon the Sands" and "From Within the Firebird’s Nest". His last book ("From Within the Firebird’s Nest", the third book in the Evan Davis Trilogy) held the Number One Bestseller spot for Russian Historical Fiction, and was in the Top Ten for War Fiction, for 2018. Sheldon currently resides in Michigan, where he is a member of Michigan Writers.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Not really, but I had really good English teachers from a young age so it was probably a story I did for one of those classes.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually from friends. Most of the people I know enjoy reading and have excellent taste in books, so I take their recommendations seriously. Of course, I have run into the occasional book I don't like, but when I consider the number of outstanding books I might not have discovered otherwise -- totally worth taking the chance.
Since the earliest days of Kuwait’s independence, the Bedoon have faced government-sanctioned discrimination. To accelerate their expulsion, an ex-KGB agent turned mercenary is secretly hired to manipulate the political climate by influencing public opinion further against the vulnerable populace. Can an American journalist and a Kuwaiti horse breeder unravel a sadistic mercenary’s conspiracy?
In this riveting thriller, an international team of spies and civilians must stop a disgraced former KGB official from reviving a deadly bioweapons program known as the Crimson Firebird Initiative to exact revenge on the United States. Crypto codes, numbers stations, and sleeper agents all factor into this ultra-high-stakes story of international intrigue.
Evan Davis takes a three-month assignment as a press embed in Afghanistan. Before departing, a friend hands Davis a hastily gathered good luck charm: three paperclips. Over the months in country he gets to know the men of a small team of US soldiers that he is deployed with and rediscovers his muse writing about their experiences in Southwest Asia for a truth hungry American public.