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Danny Buoy:

Danny Buoy is the pseudonym of a real Soldier who served in the Vietnam War.  Danny was born, reared, and educated in Omaha, Nebraska.  In 1966, the only college graduate in a family of nine, Danny found himself without a draft deferment.  He decided to enlist rather than wait for his draft notice, and one year later his home was a tent in South Vietnam.  Quite to his surprise, he had become a Flight Operations Specialist for a U.S. Army Chinook Helicopter Company, a rather unusual job for a Soldier who had trained for the Infantry.

When Danny arrived home in Nebraska, he discovered a nation that was unwilling to acknowledge his service in the very war they had sent him to fight.  Pachyderms, his first novel, is his attempt to show a side of the Vietnam war that few Americans have ever seen.

Danny Buoy is the author of:

Pachyderms (Paperback Edition)

Pachyderms (Kindle Edition) 

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Donald J. Farinacci

Donald J. Farinacci:

Donald J. Farinacci is a Vietnam-era veteran of the United States Army, a practicing attorney, and an award-winning author. He has a deep interest in veterans’ affairs, which he pursues as a member of the Military Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, and as a long-time volunteer with the National Veterans Administration hospitals program. This latter involvement led to his induction into the Four Chaplains Legion of Honor. He is a Long Island resident and is married, with three children and five grandchildren. The Allemagne Deception is his fourth published work.

Donald is the author of:

The Allemagne Deception

1961 - Sliding Toward Armageddon

A House Divided

When One Stood Alone

Last Full Measure of Devotion

Truman and MacArthur

Click here to visit Donald J. Farinacci's website.


Gerald Gillis:

Gerald Gillis is an award-winning author who had a successful career in the medical-devices industry before becoming a full-time novelist.  He holds business degrees from the University of Georgia and the University of Tampa.  After college, Gerald spent three years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He and his wife reside in the Atlanta area.  Dare Not Blink is Gerald’s third novel.

Gerald Gillis is the author of:

Dare Not Blink

Shall Never See So Much

Bent, But Not Broken

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John and Stacey Holley

John and Stacey Holley:

John and Stacey Holley come from a family whose members span more than 150 years of combined service to our nation. John is an accomplished businessman and entrepreneur and Stacey is an executive for a healthcare firm. The Holley’s reside in San Diego. In their spare time, they continue to support other Gold Star families and take a stand for those who have chosen to serve and defend our great country.

John and Stacey are the authors of:

Medals, Flags and Memories 

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Mary Lee:

Award-winning author Mary Lee’s third children’s book, The ABC’s of Titles for Tiny Tales, is a beautifully illustrated primer with, quirky titles, writing prompts for children.  Mary’s first book My Air Force Mom was a winner in the Children’s Fiction Category of the 73rd Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition.  Her second children’s book, When Grandma’s False Teeth Fly, won the Silver Medal Award from the Military Writers Society of America and the Readers’ Favorite Finalist Book Award.  Author Mary Lee is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant.  She obtained a Masters Degree in Social Work at the University of South Carolina.  Her interests are reading, movies, writing, and acting.

Mary is the author of:

The ABC’s of Titles for Tiny Tales

When Grandma's False Teeth Fly

My Air Force Mom

Click here to visit Mary Lee's website.


David Lucero:

Award-winning author David Lucero lives with his wife, Martha, in San Diego, California.  He has worked in the retail industry for more than two decades, and is currently a store manager of Pacific Sales Kitchen, Bath & Electronics, located in Chula Vista, California.

His first novel, The Sandman, was the Military Writer’s Society of America’s 1st Runner-Up for Best Fiction in 2009.

David Lucero is the author of:

Who's Minding the Store?

The Sandman

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Robert Winston Mercy:

Robert W. Mercy was raised in New York City and traveled extensively with his family during his formative years.  He served in the New York National Guard starting at age thirteen, then the USMC and eventually the 11th Airborne Division when war broke out in Korea.  He served with a rifle company and led an all-Asian assault platoon, earning a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and a Presidential Unit Citation for one of the many bayonet assaults his unit led during the eight campaigns in which he participated.  After he left the military, his long-standing film interest projected him into a theatrical career in which he played leading and support roles in several major television shows and films.  While doing off-Broadway shows and commercials, he pursued a lifelong interest in psychology, particularly dream analysis, and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Norwich University. He then continued his Masters studies at NYU.

He’s a successful artist working in oils, practices Buddhism and has toured his one man Shakespearian show in many northern California communities.  He’s presently up for a major supporting role in an independent film and is preparing to present his newly written one man show—An Evening with James Mason; and the impersonating skills that got him into theater in the first place. Robert is also currently singing with the Mountain Mojo Blues band in Northern California.

Robert  is the author of:

I Hear No Bugles (Paperback)

I Hear No Bugles (Kindle)

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David Rabb:

David Rabb, MA, LICSW, ACSW has been a clinical social worker for 27 years.  At the age of 17, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served four years in the infantry earning the rank of Sergeant. David is currently a Colonel in the United States Army Reserves having served 23 years.  He has commanded a Combat Stress Company in Iraq and is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal.  Since 1983, David has worked as a civilian for the Veterans Health Administration.  He has worked with WWI, WWII, Korean Era, Viet Nam Era, Peace Time Era, Persian Gulf, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn Veterans.

David is a graduate of Illinois State University and the University of Chicago.  He is married to Kim Rabb and has six children: Jonathan, Zora, Leietta, Alyse, Mandy, and Zach.  He has a home in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Mountain View, CA. David enjoys listening to jazz music, taking long hikes, traveling, and spending time with his family.

David is the author of:

From A to Z - What a Veteran Means to Me (Paperback)

From A to Z - What a Veteran Means to Me (Kindle)

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J. L. Rothdiener:

J. L. Rothdiener was born in Syracuse, New York.  Raised in Lakewood Colorado, he and his wife of thirty-eight years now reside in Bolivar, Missouri.  They have two sons, and three wonderful grandchildren.
Rothdiener has had a lifelong passion for writing and began submitting articles to magazines and newspapers for publishing at an early age.  He believes that God has given him the ability to write stories which can help change lives.

J. L. Rothdiener is the author of:

The Quest for Forgiveness

A Quest for Skye

The Quest for Freedom

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Fred Steen

Fred Steen:

Fred Steen is a retired Soldier.  During his thirty years of active duty, he served three tours in Vietnam as a LURP Team Leader, a platoon sergeant, and a first sergeant.  All of his tours in Vietnam were spent in combat commands, living and leading the finest fighting men in the U.S. Army.  As an outstanding sky trooper of the First Air Cavalry Division, Fred was awarded the Purple Heart, the Air Medal, and the Combat Infantry Badge.  He now lives with his wife Heidi, in Ostfildern, Germany.

Fred is the author of:

Secrets (Paperback Edition)

Secrets (Kindle Edition)

Team Shaka: Long Range Recon Patrol


Black Night Alfa: The Most Feared Infantry Unit

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Pastor - Dr. Henry Wolmarans:

After graduating from the inaugural 1980 class of Rhema Bible School in Johannesburg, South Africa, Henry Wolmarans founded the Word of Faith Church in Welkom, South Africa.  Welkom is well situated in the heart of the gold mining region, where hundreds of thousands of migrant workers come from all over Africa to work.  This was a “gold mine” for missions.  In only nine years, 7,500 people were saved, baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit.  More than 650 graduated from the church’s Bible School.  Upon returning to their own countries, 27 went into the full-time ministry, and 16 started their own bible schools.

In 1990, he handed the church over to his assistant pastors and elders, and immigrated to the United States with his family to start a new church Harvest for Christ and Bible College in San Diego, California.

Dr. Wolmarans  is the author of:

God's Plan for Your Life (Paperback)

God's Plan for Your Life (Kindle)

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Marc P. Yablonka

Marc P. Yablonka:

Marc is a military journalist whose reportage has appeared in the U.S. Military's Stars and Stripes, Army Times, Air Force Times, American Veteran, Vietnam magazine, Airways, Military Heritage, Soldier of Fortune and many others.

Marc is the author of:

Distant War (Paperback Edition)

Distant War (Kindle Edition)

Marc's stories have appeared in the following anthologies:

Hearts of Steel

Click here to visit Marc P. Yablonka's website.



Vic Mills:

Vic Mills is a native of California.  Born in 1942 in Los Angeles, he spent his formative years in Santa Cruz.  However, he spent much of his adult life in the Pacific Northwest.  In 1966, he moved to the Seattle area and worked for the city’s transit system prior to his induction into the Army.  It was from the Pacific Coast that Vic headed for Vietnam and his tour of duty as a military police officer, or M.P.

Upon his release from the military, Mills returned to the Seattle area where he makes his home.  In 1984, he started a vehicle consulting firm and enjoys steering its continued success.  Vic writes and occasionally performs his own music and he has a built-in audience: his three children and, at last count, seven grandchildren.

Navigator Books wishes Vic Mills the very best in his future writing endeavors.

Vic is the author of:


The Island of the Phoenix

Kathleen Rodgers:

The mother of two grown sons, Thomas (an award-winning artist) and J.P.(a Lieutenant in the US Army), Kathleen lives in Colleyville, TX, with her husband, Tom, and Chocolate Lab, Bubba. Her work has appeared in Family Circle Magazine, Air Force, Army & Navy Times, Family: The Magazine For Military Families, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Albuquerque Journal, and in three anthologies: "Because I Fly," published by McGraw-Hill, "Lessons From Our Children," published by Health Communications, Inc., and "Hearts of Steel," published by Military Writers Society of America.
The author is a graduate of the SMU CAPE Creative Writing program, and she is a member of the Writer's Garret, Dallas, TX, and Military Writers Society of America.

Navigator Books congratulates Kathleen on being picked up by another publisher.  We'll be sorry to see her leave the Navigator family, but we're delighted at her continued success.  We'll be first in line to buy her new books in the future.

Kathleen is the author of:

The Final Salute

Click here to visit Kathleen Rodgers' website.



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