One of the smartest guys I ever knew was an old squadron mate. He was an enlisted man, a loadmaster on the C-130 Hercules. He had no formal education beyond high school and his training in the Air Force and Navy. But his hobby was reading history. Every time you saw him, he had a…

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Dear friends and readers, Near the end of World War II, a downed American pilot and a deserting German officer try to survive as the Third Reich collapses around them. That’s the heart of the action in my upcoming novel, Silver Wings, Iron Cross. I grew up hearing my grandfather’s stories of his service with…

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The New Year brings the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II–a fitting moment to learn more about the war, its causes, and its legacy. And we seem to need it. Too many people know too little about the most significant event of the 20th century, an event that still shapes our world.…

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While researching my World War II novels, I’ve found some great old training films online. Here’s a good example. In this one, Hollywood actor Arthur Kennedy plans a C-47 instructor pilot. I’m sure these films were great training aids, and now they’re a treasure trove for aviation buffs and history lovers.

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New title for my WWII novel upcoming in 2020 from Kensington Books: SILVER WINGS, IRON CROSS. Took this photo on a research trip to the Palm Springs Air Museum in Riverside County, California. Cockpit of the B-17 Flying Fortress “Miss Angela.”

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Happy to report that Kensington Books will publish my newest novel in 2020. It’s a historical novel set in World War II. The working title is THE BREMEN RUN. Watch this space for more details.

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Just read a good article in the AOPA magazine about the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team. Love these living history organizations. Check out this video on how ADT recreates the sights and sounds of WWII paratrooper operations.

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Before becoming a novelist, I worked as a journalist for the Associated Press. It has been my privilege to remain a member of the National Press Club, which helps promote press freedom here at home and around the world. In a podcast for the Press Club, I spoke with Alan Miller, founder of the News…

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Completing a WWII novel that deals in part with the Battle of the Atlantic. Many folks don’t realize how close WWII came to mainland American shores. I first got interested in this subject years ago during my college days. With the UNC-Chapel Hill Scuba Club, I dived on several WWII shipwrecks off the Outer Banks,…

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