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I was born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1954, and spent my adult life working in major event productions and the motion picture business.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Ithaca College in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree, I relocated to California in 1978, and in 1979 began my career working at Billy Jack Enterprises. For 35 years I have had experience in every facet of the motion picture business at Billy Jack Productions, starting in post-production, then becoming an editor, screenwriter and finally a producer. I was business partners with Tom Laughlin and Delores Taylor until Tom's death in 2013.
I was Tom (Billy Jack) Laughlin’s writing partner for over 33 years, and am co-author of The 9 Indispensable Ingredients in Every Hit Film, TV show, Play and Novel by Tom Laughlin. I also have “Assisted by” credit on Jungian Theory and Therapy, Vol 1 & 2 by Tom Laughlin; and did all of the editing and research for The Psychology of Cancer by Tom Laughlin. I also have a homage published in the “festschrift” for Dr. Marie Louise von Franz, CG Jung’s closest associate, The Fountain of the Love of Wisdom: An Homage to Marie Louise von Franz.
My first book, Sgt Reckless: America’ s War Horse, is a biography of the famous Korean War horse, Reckless, whose heroics were so incredible she is listed in Life Magazine’s “Celebrate our Heroes,” as one of our all-time great heroes. Published by Regnery History (Salem Communications), the book was a categorical New York Times Bestseller in September and October 2014.
My second book, War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II about the incredible heroes that served with our armed and allied forces in World War II was also just released by Regnery History.
Currently I am the President of Angels Without Wings, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation that spearheaded the development and dedication of three national memorial monuments to Sgt Reckless. The 1st monument was dedicated at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in July 2013, the 2nd was dedicated in October 2016 at Camp Pendleton, CA, and the 3rd was dedicated May 12, 2018 at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. Hopefully South Korea is next!
Inspired by the heroes in my second book, War Animals, Angels Without Wings, Inc is now in the process of spearheading a new international museum to honor animals that have served in war throughout history. The International Museum of War Animals hopes to be opened in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.