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.

 

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SciFy Shenanigans: Tim Niederriter

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Hey Space Cadets, how’s everyone doing today?  I’m doing fantastic, I am just finishing my super-duper secret project!  Looking forward to my next project.  Still working around appointments for my family as the sole driver for the family!  But what can you do – family must come first!  Well, enough about me. Continue reading

SciFy Shenanigans: Christopher G. Nuttall

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Hey Space Cadets, how’s everyone doing today?  I’m doing fantastic, writing and preparing for the holidays.  Yeah, that pesky little twerp in a diaper is floating around spreading love and crap, so us menfolk need to gird our loins, harden our hearts and prepare for the end times!  Okay, jokes aside I can’t cheat this year.  My go to gift, chocolate, is a no go with my wife’s new dietary restrictions so I have to actually think about a gift for her.  And do it on a budget, since Amazon forgot to back my truck full of  money up to my front door.  All jokes aside, life is good and I can’t wait to finish this novel and write the next dozen.  Until then, let’s talk to my special guest. Continue reading

WARRIOR WEEKEND INTERVIEW SERIES: JCH Rigby

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Hello Space Cadets, how are you today? I’m doing well, finding my groove and organizing my time so I can better optimize my work after some big life changes. There isn’t much to say at the moment, by way of life updates, so let’s skip the pleasantries and get right to the interview! I wanted to introduce you to another author from my WARRIOR WEEKEND INTERVIEW SERIES. But instead of reading what I have to say, let’s let the author introduce himself!

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WARRIOR WEEKEND INTERVIEW SERIES: Drew Avera

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Hello Space Cadets! Today, I wanted to introduce you to another author from my Warrior Weekend Interview Series.  Drew Avera is an active duty Navy veteran and science fiction writer. Originally from Mississippi, he enlisted in the Navy at seventeen and has spent the last seventeen years working as an aviation electrician in Virginia. He has deployed four times and has accrued more than two and a half years at sea. Continue reading

WARRIOR WEEKEND: P. P. Corcoran

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P. P. CorcoranHello, Space Cadets! Today, I wanted to introduce you to another author from my WARRIOR WEEKEND INTERVIEW SERIES.  Paul is a native Scotsman now settled in Northern Ireland with his wife and dog. He has had a varied career: a twenty-two-year stint in the British Army, followed by several years as a constable in the Police Service of Northern Ireland all of which have given Paul a unique outlook on life. He combines this experience with his love of science fiction and has been writing Sci-Fi since 2014. Continue reading