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I’m a writer, author, ghostwriter, and publisher. I’ve written a lot of nonfiction and fiction since 2008. Over two million words published (includes 30 books ghostwritten for clients: 12 nonfiction, 9 memoirs, and 9 fiction). I’ve had two client book ghostwriting projects optioned (for film or screenplay development): a creative nonfiction book and a novel. And that experience along with what I’ve seen, heard, done and learned in my 41 years of adult life, work and travel (business and military) blends into an ability to write compelling prose.

I’ve been an investor and entrepreneur since 1993. Full-time since 1996 when I resigned my management position with a company I had seen grow from $3 million in revenue to $700 million when I left (they are at $3B now). Post-departure, divesting other businesses owned with partners, I founded Adducent in 2000 as a management and consulting firm. Over 8 years I worked with M&A attorneys, investment bankers and business owners (354 clients) 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 73 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, doctors, artists, lawyers, university professors, and CIA officers.

Eras on which I’ve written (nonfiction—including memoirs that span them—and *fiction).

Contemporary (and with these specific subset-focused projects):

  • Global War on Terror
  • Cold War
  • Vietnam War
  • Civil Rights
  • World War II

Historical Fiction (or setting and events in years past):

  • 1st Century Judea
  • 1st Century Roman Empire
  • 1562: (my current novel—publishing 2020—‘The Company of Masters,’ is partly in that year, to set the story universe foundation in book one of a trilogy, and in 2019).
  • 1943: (my suspense story, ‘Union Station’)
  • 1975: (my novella, ‘Through a Lens of Dark & Light’ is set half in that year).

*I’ve written science fiction set in the near and distant future and stories–timelines–involving alternate-history.