About Me

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I am a writer, author, ghostwriter, and veteran of the United States Navy (a former Operations Specialist). My stories span multiple genres and I’m comfortable writing in them.

NOTE: Much of my writing is RATED G, PG-13. Many have found it inspirational… uplifting… with even some wisdom worked in. But I also write things that startle, titillate, and even scare. Some—mostly fiction—use profanity, can include violence (some graphic), and can be risqué (I try to make sure it is labeled RATED MA) but never vulgar. And sometimes my writing (both fiction and nonfiction) has profound qualities… but is not too highbrow. I’m a simple man. To steal from Rudyard Kipling’s IFI can talk with crowds and keep my virtue and walk with kings… nor lose the common touch.

I’ve written a lot of nonfiction and fiction since 2008. Over two million words worth (includes 30 books ghostwritten for clients: 12 nonfiction, 9 memoirs, and 9 fiction). And I’ve had two book-ghostwriting projects for clients—a creative nonfiction book and a novel—optioned for film or screenplay development.

This site is for my work.

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My Story

My writing, story & book development experience along with what I’ve seen, heard, done and learned in years of adult life, work and travel (personal, business and military) blends into an ability to write compelling prose.

I’ve been an investor & entrepreneur since 1993. Full-time since 1996 when I resigned from my management position in a 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 8 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 then led to my contacts asking for help to finish and publish their books. I did and then others asked for similar help and if I could write or ghostwrite their book. This unplanned for sideline grew to supplant my consulting work (and became more fun). In 2009 it became my company’s full-time focus.