I am a writer, author, ghostwriter, publisher and veteran of the United States Navy (a former Operations Specialist). I’ve written a lot of nonfiction and fiction since 2008. Over two million words worth (includes 30 books ghostwritten for clients: 12 nonfiction, 9 memoirs, and 9 fiction). And I’ve had two book-ghostwriting projects for clients—a creative nonfiction book and a novel—optioned for film or screenplay development.
My writing, story & book development experience along with what I’ve seen, heard, done and learned in years of adult life, work and travel (personal, business and military) blends into an ability to write compelling prose.
I’ve been an investor & entrepreneur since 1993. Full-time since 1996 when I resigned my management position in a company that had grown from $3 million in revenue to $700 million when I left (they’re at $3B now). Post-departure, divesting other businesses owned with partners, I founded Adducent in 2000 as a management and consulting firm. For over 8 years I worked with M&A attorneys, investment bankers and business owners on management, planning, and growth through acquisition. That led to business writing, which led to a book which then led to my contacts asking for help to finish and publish their books. I did and then others asked for similar help and if I could write or ghostwrite their book. This unplanned for sideline grew to supplant my consulting work (and became more fun). In 2009 it became my company’s full-time focus.
My company, Adducent works with clients on their writing and publishing needs and (as of this writing) we have 75 titles published for diverse clients: generals, admirals, and veterans of the US military, senators, Fortune 500 CEOs, chairmen of multi-billion-dollar companies on the New York Stock Exchange, entrepreneurs, business executives, doctors, artists, lawyers, university professors, and CIA officers.
Nonfiction Projects (including memoirs) that covered topics such as:
- Social & Cultural
Eras on which I’ve written nonfiction including memoirs that span them:
- Global War on Terror
- Cold War
- Vietnam War
- Civil Rights
- World War II
- Historical | Setting and events in the past
- Suspense | Action/Adventure | Thriller | Noir
- Horror | Fantasy | Supernatural | Paranormal
- Science fiction set in the near and distant future and stories–timelines–involving alternate-history.