WARRIOR WEEKEND INTERVIEW: Paco Chierici

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JR HandleyHello Space Cadets! Today, I wanted to introduce you to another author from my WARRIOR WEEKEND INTERVIEW SERIES. Francesco “Paco” Chierici is the author of Lions of the Sky. During his active duty career in the US Navy, Chierici flew A-6E Intruders and F-14A Tomcats, deployed to conflict zones from Somalia to Iraq and was stationed aboard carriers including the USS Ranger, Nimitz, and Kitty Hawk. Unable to give up dogfighting, he flew the F-5 Tiger II for a further ten years as a Bandit concurrent with his employment as a commercial pilot. Throughout his military career, Paco accumulated nearly 3,000 tactical hours, 400 carrier landings, a Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Star, and three Strike/Flight Air Medals. Chierici’s writing has appeared in Aviation Classics magazine, AOPA magazine, and Fighter Sweep. He also created and produced the award-winning naval aviation documentary, Speed and Angels. Currently a 737 captain, Chierici can often be found in the skies above California flying a Yak-50 with a group of likeminded G-hounds to get his dogfighting fix. He lives in Northern California with his wife Hillary, and two children.

 

Without further ado, let’s get this interview cranking! Continue reading

CALL FOR AREA 51 ANTHOLOGY

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Outer Space HeaderHey Space Cadets, how’re y’all doing today?  I am doing fine – laughing with my family about the Area 51 mime.  Which got me to thinking – not that is not my brain smoking… where was I?  Oh yes, I got to thinking it would be great to do an Area 51 Anthology.  So, after talking to my admin staff (you know the wife) we decided to go for it.  So below you will see the details of my call for short stories for this anthology. Continue reading

Book Review: Ghosts of Empire

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Terry Mixon

Hey Space Cadets, here is the next installment of my book reviews. I’ve read this book several times. I had decided to re-read the first book and write a review since I love this series. However, I just couldn’t resist re-reading the rest of the series. Thus, I am now doing a review of book 4, Ghosts of Empire. I’ve listened to the audiobook as well as reading the eBook. I’ve enjoyed this story on all of the mediums I’ve found it! Now that I’m writing more reviews, I wanted to share a series that is near and dear to my heart with you! But enough about me, onto this review. Now let’s get to it! Continue reading

Book Review: Fist of God

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Terry Mixon

Hey Space Cadets, this is the next installment of book reviews. I’ve read this book several times, but I decided to re-read it and write a review of the first book in a series that I love without going further. However, I just couldn’t resist re-reading the rest of the series. Thus, I am now doing a review of the first omnibus, Empire of Bones Saga Omnibus Volume 1. I’ve listened to the audiobook as well as Continue reading

Book Review: The Traveler

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Hey Space Cadets, here is the next installment in my series of book reviews. This time I’m reviewing some short stories. Some of these will be outside of my normal reading genres, as I seek to broaden my horizons. However, I will also review stories solidly in my wheelhouse, never fear! And I won’t rate those I don’t like below a 3 Grenade because it isn’t the authors’ fault that someone other than their target demographic read the work in question. I’ve nothing special to report, so let’s get right to it! Continue reading

SciFy Shenanigans: TW Iain

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Hey Space Cadets, how’s everyone doing today? I’m doing fantastic, with some exciting news to come. Since I’ve recently posted an update on my last blog, let’s get right to the point of my latest blog posting!  Yes, I’ve gotten bit by the interview bug! I host the Warrior Weekend Series, whenever I find a veteran to interview and the ‘SciFy Shenanigans’ interviews that morphed into a podcast. I’ll send out the interview form to any author that fits those niche categories. If you know anyone you want Continue reading

Book Review: Infliction (Mech Wars Book 4)

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Hey Space Cadets, how’re you all doing?  I hope you’ve sufficiently recovered from your cabin fever and winter doldrums?  Summer seems to finally be in the air, and in the south of the US of A that means asphyxiation by pollen! I managed to survive the dreaded yellow death and lived to tell about it.  I’ve got my new glasses and can finally read again, though I fought off the doctor’s recommendation of bifocals.  Now the intemperate weather has again made sane people hide from the seasons I’m back to the writing.  Continue reading