USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas Steven Konkoly is my guest today. Steve’s canon of thrillers includes the widely read Black Flagged series, a gritty, no-holds barred covert operations and espionage thriller saga; The Perseid Collapse series, a tense thriller epic, chronicling the events surrounding an inconceivable attack on the United States; and the Fractured State books, a near-future thriller trilogy set in the drought ravaged southwest. He has also written a commissioned trilogy of stories based on the popular Wayward Pines series.
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Steven graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1993, receiving a bachelor of science in English literature. He served the next eight years on active duty, traveling the world as a naval officer assigned to various Navy and Marine Corps units. His extensive journey spanned the globe, including a two-year tour of duty in Japan and travel to more than twenty countries throughout Asia and the Middle East.
From enforcing United Nations sanctions against Iraq as a maritime boarding officer in the Arabian Gulf, to directing aircraft bombing runs and naval gunfire strikes as a Forward Air Controller (FAC) assigned to a specialized Marine Corps unit, Steven’s “in-house” experience with a wide range of regular and elite military units brings a unique authenticity to his thrillers.
He lives with his family in central Indiana, where he still wakes up at “zero dark thirty” to write for most of the day. When “off duty,” he spends as much time as possible outdoors or travelling with his family–and dog.
Steven is an active member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) organizations.
You can contact Steven directly by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through his blog (www.stevenkonkoly.com).
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