ABOUT The Quondam Series

“Character-driven and atmospheric adult fiction that blends history and legend with the tension and intricacies of contemporary society and events. Compelling and complex characters. Thoughtful, evocative, and page-turning; a story that promises to be well-told.”

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A ‘Little Piece’ of War — the Battle of Getlin’s Corner (Vietnam) March 30-31, 1967

The photo is PANEL 17E of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. I took it on July 4, 2016, while working with General Richard ‘Butch’ Neal on his memoir. WHAT NOW, LIEUTENANT? The angle of the photo and time of day made for a perfect shot to highlight a particular set of names; some of the men Butch served with who died (including a Medal of Honor recipient) at the Battle of Getlin’s Corner, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, March 30-31, 1967 during Operation Prairie III. A day where uncommon valor was a common virtue.

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JOURNEY TO THE JONES ACT | U.S. Merchant Marine Policy 1776-1920 by Charlie Papvizas

This merchant marine policy history is American history with both the well-known, like James Madison, and the obscure, like Senator Wesley Livsey Jones, playing their parts. And it is relevant history because the U.S. merchant marine has always been an essential component of U.S. national defense and the economic conditions that made sustaining a U.S. merchant marine on the high seas difficult are the same today as they were in 1920.

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ABOUT The Wychaven Covenant [Fiction Series]

The discovery of long lost forgotten objects of power create a wave of occult events that trigger a rebirth of magic in some of the descendants of once-powerful Witch-Warlock families. And their war begins… again. It all starts over Audrey, the bi-racial girl with tainted blood… who doesn’t know she could become the most powerful of them all.

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IF CONFIRMED | An Insider’s View of the National Security Confirmation Process by Arnold L. Punaro

Drawing on nearly 50 years of experience with the Senate confirmation process, Punaro has written this one-of-a-kind book chronicling the Senate’s constitutional advice and consent role. This book serves as a reference guide for both military and civilian national security nominees who find themselves about to face the confirmation gauntlet. Readers will walk away with a better understanding of how the U.S. government really functions and how to be successful should they find themselves on the opposite side of the Senate dais.

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