I was born on May 25, 1943 smack in the
middle of WWII. My first eight years were spent with my family in a bungalow on Williamsburg Road in Sandston, VA near the
Richmond Army Air Base, a training base for P-47 pilots. My earliest memories are of life in a small town that was really
a functioning part of the military as many families in the community rented rooms to service men and their wives stationed
at the air base. Post WWII was a simple and lovely time in Sandston; a Norman Rockwell small town of tree lined streets with
white frame houses. A new car or someone getting a television created a wave of excitement, but it was also a time when great
change was just beginning to occur. It is truly fascinating to look back as witnesses to the extraordinary changes that have
taken place from that simple time to the present, and it is part of who I am today.
From the very beginning of my education reading and comprehending
what I had read seemed to come easily and literature was always a passion. I also had the ability to make up tall tales on
the fly and could enchant my friends by the hour with my make believe yarns. When I was in the third grade one of these friends
told our teacher about my ability with off the cuff storytelling. She was intrigued and invited me to the front of the class
to demonstrate this alleged gift to spin a yarn. I remember how she along with the rest of the class sat seemingly mesmerized
as I rambled on with some tall tale of high adventure. My mother was especially excited when the teacher called that night
to tell her about this unusual gift that I seemed to possess. She was excited because at that early age I had shown an aptitude
for exactly nothing except reading and eating.
Unfortunately reading and comprehension proved to be one of my few early academic accomplishments. The simple truth
is that if something didn't interest me I had little time for it, and that included much of what exasperated teachers were
trying to pound into my head. After graduating from high school I had a brief stint in the Army before enrolling in the old
Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University) majoring in journalism. Unfortunately my college career
would be cut short at two years as my financial situation made full time work a necessity.
For the next 40 years I worked in construction related sales and marketing.
In 1979 I started my own manufactures rep agency that I ran until 1999 when I closed it to become the military sales manager
for a Chicago based company. In 2006 I decided to take early retirement and fulfill my passion to write. My first novel, The
Great River Disclosure was published by Brandylane Publishers in July 2009. My second novel, Satan's Angel is complete but
unpublished and a third in the Disclosure trilogy is partially complete. All are thrillers with much of the action
taking place around and on the Chesapeake Bay that I know so well. In addition, my extensive travel with military sales has
given me an in-depth knowledge of many areas around our great and beautiful country. Hopefully this knowledge will allow me
to develop accurate plot scenes from many areas expanding the depth of my plot and characters.
My introduction to the world of ufology came in the late 1950’s
after reading Major Donald Keyhoe’s, Flying Saucers Are Real and Flying Saucers from Outer Space,
found in my high school library. These books started a 50 plus year study and avocation into mainstream research of the most
important story in the history of mankind.
After taking early retirement in 2006, I started work on The Great River Disclosure, a novel in the
thriller venue, based on his theories of the UFO phenomenon derived from my 50 plus years of study. The idea was to write
a novel that would appeal to a large segment of people, many of whom would not read a UFO related work of non-fiction, and
perhaps spark a desire with skeptics to take a closer look at the UFO phenomenon.
I continue to believe that Roswell, and the bungling of crash retrieval events,
was the defining moment in the development of the United States policy towards the UFO issue. My writing and speaking efforts
now center on bringing light to bear on media indifference to the UFO issue, and the continued United States denial and cover-up
of UFO issues while other countries around the world open their files and acknowledge the existence of UFO’s. In my
talks I relate my own 1995 UFO encounter, as well as stories told to me by others at signing and speaking engagements. My
first non-fiction work, UFOS: Presidents and the UFO ENIGMA, is well under way.
I have been married to the same lovely lady for 42 years. Alice and I
along with our two boys moved from Richmond, Virginia to the Northern Neck of Virginia in 1989. Our oldest son, daughter in-law,
five granddaughters and grandson live in New Braunfels, Texas just north of San Antonio. Our youngest son, daughter in-law
and grandson live near Reedville, VA.