Excitement is where you find it. In my military career, the excitement, while extremely intense at that moment, would be short lived in the grand scheme of things. The old adage of “hours and hours of boredom punctuated by seconds of sheer and absolute terror”, seems to sum it up quite nicely. As you might guess from my books, I have over 2,000 hours of flight time, and I can attest to both the hours of boredom and the seconds of terror. Still, there is absolutely not a thing I would change about that past. If anything, I hope it injects that touch of realism into my writing that will make it a fun read for anyone picking up the book.
Michael S. Pauley is a Navy brat and an old soldier who served in all three components of the United States Army. Living in Lexington, South Carolina, Michael is now a practicing attorney and member of the United States Naval Institute and the American Legion, Post 154, Tybee Island, Georgia.