Books

Books I’ve Written or Co-Written:

marineoneInside Marine One: Flying the World’s Most Famous Helicopter

St. Martin’s Press, NYC, pending publication Spring 2014
Co-authored with US. Marine Corps Colonel (ret.) Ray “Frenchy” L’Heureux

From 2006 until 2009, Frenchy served as President George W. Bush’s personal pilot. To his surprise, he was also invited into the President’s mountain biking club. When Bush left office, Frenchy then served as President Obama’s pilot for his first 6 months in office. Ultimately, this book gives readers an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look into one of the most unique, intense and high-visibility jobs in the world.

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Screen Shot 2013-06-26 at 10.40.08 PMFire in the Night: Creative Essays from an Iraq War Vet

Winner, American Author’s Association 2009 Golden Quill Award (military essay)
First Runner up, Military Writer’s Society of America (MWSA) 2009 Book of the Year Award (non-fiction)

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2013-06-26 at 10.48.38 PMA Life Well-Built: The Authorized Biography of Brigadier General Richard (Dick) Fisher

Honorable Mention, MWSA Book of the Year Award (biography)
First Runner up, Writer’s Digest Self Published Book of the Year Contest, 2010

A Life Well Built shows the depth of this man who accomplished feats that most people could only dream of. This biography demonstrates that Fisher’s life was a solid, inspired piece of engineering; he created a personal masterpiece in the art of living.

 

Screen Shot 2013-07-02 at 5.19.11 PMRoadmap to the Senior Executive Service

CareerPro Global’s senior writing team develops hundreds of interview and job-winning Senior Executive Service (SES) applications each year, and The Roadmap to the Senior Executive Service has been written from their insider’s perspective.

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2013-07-02 at 5.23.46 PMRoadmap to Job-Winning Military to Civilian Resumes

The latest release in CareerPro Global’s 21st Century Career series, this book is founded on decades of experience from the authors of the Master Military Resume Writer and Master Federal Career Coach certifications.

 

 

 

 

 

Books I’ve contributed to:

Screen Shot 2013-06-26 at 10.56.00 PMI.E.D. War in Afghanistan and Iraq, David Levinthal, 2009

Dealing with war in any context is always a difficult and often problematic venture. In I.E.D., acclaimed photographer David Levinthal uses toy soldiers and plastic Humvees to attempt to explore and understand the ongoing conflict in Iraq.

 

 

Screen Shot 2013-06-26 at 10.59.42 PMBlog of War, Matt Burden, Simon and Schuster, 2006

Matthew Currier Burden founded www.blackfive.net, one of the most popular military blogs on the Internet. His blog began as an homage to a friend killed on duty in Iraq and quickly became a source of information about what was really happening in Afghanistan and Iraq.

 

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2013-06-26 at 11.05.08 PMWriter’s Blog Anthology, 2006

The 2006 Writer’s Blog Anthology began as a collaborative effort by the members of the Writer’s Blog Alliance, branching out to include military blogs and other writers outside of our network. This is a multi-genre collection, composed entirely of posts and reader responses.

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2013-06-26 at 11.09.00 PMThe Sandbox: Dispatches from Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan (Doonesbury.com) 

Launched as a military blog (or “milblog”) by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau in October 2006, The Sandbox is an online forum through which service members in Afghanistan and Iraq share their stories with readers here at home. In hundreds of fascinating and compelling posts, soldiers write passionately, eloquently, and movingly of their day-to-day lives, of their mission, and of the drama that unfolds daily around them.

 

 

Screen Shot 2013-06-26 at 11.23.40 PMWar Is …, Candlewick Press 

Marc Aronson thinks war is inevitable. Patty Campbell thinks war is cruel, deceptive, and wrong. But both agree on one thing: that teens need to hear the truthful voices of those who have experienced war firsthand.

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Essays, Readings, and Publicity 

 

Just Drop Me Off When This is Over

Single Dad Soliloquy

A Significant Emotional Event

Time is King

Fire in the Night

Mail Becomes Paramount

 

Reading of Fire in the Night on NPR

Featured in TIME magazine

Appearance on KSL TV in Salt Lake City

Story in the Salt Lake Tribune