In my early years I devoured science fiction and fantasy. Later my tastes moved to classic adventure stories written by Hemingway, Steinbeck, and Jack London.
At Georgetown University I studied German and German literature. That led to an assignment in the Air Force intelligence services in Europe. With those experiences behind me, I returned to the US and the University of Wyoming. My undergraduate and graduate Engineering studies were heavy in advanced physics and mathematics. Upon graduating I taught German and Electrical Engineering at the US Air Force Academy.
I mustered out of the Air Force to start a career in high tech start-up companies. Ultimately, I retired and began a third career as a writer. I now live in Southern California, where I spend my time writing when I’m not indulging my passions for sailing, skiing, and reading.
I invite you to join me and my characters, both good and evil, as we explore strange places on our journeys through the stars.
Watch for this science fiction adventure, the second of the Panhelion Chronicles, to release in the fall of 2016.
In the chaos that reigns after the fall of the Imperium, the newly reformed Panhelion is splintering, as factional squabbling pits rebellious nations against the reconstituted government. President Scott Drumond works tirelessly to unify the nations of Earth and the off-world settlements under the new Senate authority, and he’s successful….
…Until a new evil surfaces, one that has lain dormant for two centuries. Fanatical remnants of the ancient Hegemon Empire, sensing blood in the waters of the weakened Panhelion government, send their armed henchmen, the revanchists, rampaging out of the Anatolian Peninsula to spread terror and war.
Worse, tentacles of this new evil reach across the galaxy to the Hyades Star Cluster, jeopardizing the tranquil planet of Niobe. Scott’s betrothed, Ariela Lavendal, Proconsul of Niobe, must now fight her own battle to protect her people from the diabolical threat out of Earth.
As the forces of the Panhelion push back the revanchist army of the Hegemon, Scott’s dream of reuniting with Ariela and his daughter Evalyn on Niobe seem within his grasp. Yet events have changed the once serene Niobe.
Now the Khepri aliens are once again swarming out of the Coma Berenices Star Cluster to threaten the Panhelion. Yet when Panhelion scientists crack the secret of the Khepri language and discover the true nature of the aliens, Scott learns that an even more startling and dangerous peril menaces the future of mankind.