Author of 17 published novels, with a 64-year career involving (often concurrently) print and broadcast journalism, military and Congressional service, corporate public relations, book editing, and aviation art.

Two of the novels, The Blue Max and One of Us Works for Them, have been sold to the movies. A third, The Expendable Spy, won the Edgar Allan Poe Special Award of the Mystery Writers of America. These and the others — Spies, Inc., The Blood Order, The Tin Cravat, The Terror Alliance, Florida is Closed Today, Judgment in Blood, The Flying Cross, Tailspin, The Postsdam Bluff, Addie (Written under pen name Lee Thompson), Sweeney's Run, Slingshot, and The Cure — have been (or are scheduled to be) published in many translations. Most, at one time or another, have been optioned by film producers; 11 of the titles have been re-published by Replica Books; and 14 have been recorded and released, unabridged, by Blackstone Audio Books. The 17th novel, The Ace, was published in October, 2008.

Decorated U.S. Army counter-intelligence agent in World War II European Theater of Operations — three years.

Radio newscaster, Station WILM, Wilmington, Del., one year; reporter, rewriteman, editor, and columnist, Wilmington, Del., News-Journal, eight years.

Advertising and public relations executive with the DuPont Company, Wilmington, Del. — 22 years.

Special counsel and chief speech writer for members of the House and Senate, Washington, D.C. — six years.

Senior editor, Serendipity book publishers — two years.

Writing coach and editorial consultant for the Florida Times Union and St. Augustine Record — 10 years.

Professional artist specializing in mixed media paintings of historic moments in early aviation. Work is displayed at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, in the U.S. Air Force Museum, Eglin AF Base, Florida, and in many galleries and private collections in the U.S. and abroad.

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