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Pagentry of London

The romance of Venice

The charm of Tuscany

Enchantment of Trieste

One of the primary inspirations and Influences on my writing is when I travel, with my wife and a small group of good friends, to interesting and exciting places. In my recently published novel, The Monroe Decision, I tried to capture settings from various places in Europe we have visited..

Member of the East Beach Writer's Guild and Hampton Roads Writers.


About Me

Culture of Barcelona

That's all in The Monroe Decision.

The beauty of Paris

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  I am a graduate of the School of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and hold a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

Shortly after I graduated from college, I earned a commission in the United States Navy where I served as a Surface Warfare Officer.   In addition to multiple at sea tours, I also served on the Staff of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as a military Liaison to the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense, and as faculty of the Joint Forces Staff College. 

I retired from the U.S. Navy after twenty years of service and went into business, initially as a senior analyst for a professional services company providing support to the U.S. Joint Staff.   I advanced to become a Vice President of Operations and retired after thirteen gratifying years.

My writing themes leverage my knowledge of the military and government to develop stories with suspense and intrigue.  I currently live in Norfolk, Virginia.