TR grew up in a small town in west central Wisconsin. One of those small towns that if you blink when passing through, you'll miss it. But it was a life experience he wouldn't trade for the world.
Watching the aircraft from Volk Field at nearby Ft. McCoy fly overhead got him interested in both the military and aviation.
After graduating from the University of Minnesota he reported to MCRD San Diego, CA to start his active duty military career in the U.S. Marine Corps.
During his twenty year stint TR served as an aircraft ground support equipment technician, a Communications Officer, and a CH-53E Helicopter Pilot. The majority of his time he was stationed on the west coast with numerous overseas deployments. In all, he was able to (at a minimum) set foot in 38 foreign countries.
After retiring from the military he took a government contractor job supporting various Marine Corps programs for Operational Test. He was also the business manager for a small family-owned military contracting business in Lexington Park, MD, a Process Improvement Specialist at a hospital in Louisville, KY, and a short term at Fort Knox as an Operational Research Specialist before landing another "dream job" working in aviation with a major logistics company in his newly adopted hometown of Louisville.
TR and his wife enjoy riding motorcycle, watching football, binge watching good TV shows, and attending concerts. They also enjoy spending time with family whenever they get a chance.
TR's start in writing began when, in a discussion with his wife about 'bucket list' items, he mentioned he'd always wanted to write a book. His wife told him, "go for it!" because they subscribe to a 'no regrets' policy. The subsequent journey has been one of enlightenment, hard work, and the realization of a desire and passion for writing.
The first incarnation of the Dogs of Warr were comic book characters drawn into a sketchbook in 1987. The first novel was a way to bring those characters to life, giving them depth and dimension. TR has also brought some other characters he drew to life in another novella that he's developing into a series.
While only a 'part time' author, it's become a passion for TR and the ideas keep flowing, eventually winding up on paper. He hopes that others enjoy the ride that he's taking his characters on!!
The wait is over!!!
The next adventure of Colonel Warr and the Dogs is here.
Dogs of Warr II: By Executive Request has been released.
It is available in print from the BookShop and most major ebook retailers!
New faces, new mission, new challenges. DOW II has them all.
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