I am a writer, author, ghostwriter, publisher, and veteran of the United States Navy (a former Operations Specialist). And I’ve written a lot of nonfiction and fiction since 2008. As of this writing, over 2.5 million words worth (includes 36 books ghostwritten for clients: 14 nonfiction, 9 memoirs, and 13 fiction). Two books—ghostwriting projects for clients (creative nonfiction and a novel)—have been optioned for film or screenplay development. I’ve consulted on, and project managed six books (4 novels, 2 nonfiction) for clients, helping them develop their story and publish it.
I’ve been an investor & entrepreneur since 1993. Full-time since 1996, when I resigned from my management position in an aerospace manufacturing 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 eight 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 led to my contacts asking for help to finish and publish their books. I did, and others needing similar assistance asked if I could write or ghostwrite their book and publish it. This unplanned sideline grew to supplant my consulting work (and became more fun). In 2009, it became my company’s full-time focus.
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.
Some of our story and book covers, alt-cover designs and concepts for stories in development: