As a fulltime writer, I do readings and presentations as often as I can. When I talk publicly about my experiences as a civilian signals intelligence expert, a civilian acting under cover as military, alerting troops on the battlefield to what the enemy is doing, I open to public observation the depths of my soul. I do it willingly, even enthusiastically, because I want people to know what happens in combat.
I do four presentations, all with slides. The most popular, done more than seventy times before I stopped counting, is on the fall of Saigon which I endured, escaping under fire after the North Vietnamese were already in the streets of the city. Next is “The Battle of Dak To: The Cassandra Effect” on the 1967 battle in the Vietnamese western highlands—I was in the middle of it. Then comes “Post-Traumatic Stress Injury—a Warrior’s Malady.” I suffer from the disorder and want people to understand what a combat veteran is subject to. And the last is “The Forgotten Discipline: Fiction Craftsmanship,” intended as a workshop for fiction authors.
I remind the reader that I am an introvert, uncomfortable with interaction. But stronger than my shyness is my desire for my fellow Americans to understand the barbarism of combat—what our servicemen go through to protect our country. We all owe a great debt of gratitude to those who have defended us on the battlefield.
A lesser issue is that I want to sell my six published books. At each presentation, my books are on display. I happily autograph copies for buyers.
So I am always more than open to invitations to do my presentations. Let me know if you’re interested: email@example.com