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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I highly recommend the film Sully. Great movie about regular people becoming heroes in the course of doing their jobs well. Sully rightly gets tremendous credit, but I like the way the film shows how everyone was on the ball: his first officer and flight attendants, first responders, ferry boat crews, etc.

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If you can be in Tampa on Saturday, November 7, please join me for the Tampa Bay Book Festival. The event benefits the SEAL Legacy Foundation, which supports the families of Navy SEALs. Other authors taking part include Kathleen Antrim, Simon Gervais, John Gilstrap, Jeffrey Wilson, and A.J. Tata. If you can’t make it to Tampa,…

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