About the author, Will David Mitchell
Born in 1940, David Mitchell published his first book, Poems in 1948. His parents called him David, a man after God's own heart.
Upon graduation from high school, he bought a sports car and taught himself auto mechanics by rebuilding it, then brazenly got a job as a foreign car mechanic. That lasted until the Army draft came along, and he enlisted in the Air Force.
Not even out of basic training, he won a slot as an aviator, leading to wings and Lieutenant bars. Next, he was selected as the youngest instructor in Electronic Warfare school. That's when he met his bride, Carol. They are still married 47 years later. He became a civilian instructor and commercial instrument pilot.
David, known as Will in the Air Force (computers don't know people have middle names,) flew in Vietnam, being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and many other medals. Then he went to Pilot school, and was selected as the class commander.
He won an elite copilot slot flying the tankers that refueled the tri-sonic SR-71. He soon became an Aircraft Commander, flying two more combat tours before being recruited to SAC Headquarters.
At headquarters, he ran 32 offices around the globe, while managing projects large and small. One was the largest computer system the Air Force had ever attempted, and Will delivered it a month early, under budget.
He bought a minuscule TRS-80 computer and invented what's now known as Fuzzy Logic to solve an intractible computer program that had consumed three Ph.D. computer scientists, four mainframes and five languages for seven years. Then he invented a little thing known as Asynchronous Client Server, a precursor to the Internet. Others got the credit, which didn't bother Will.
At SAC, he finished his second novel, and estimates that he wrote around fifty regulations and technical manuals for the Air Force.
As an Air Force retiree, now known by the name his parents called him, David, he founded a solar business which probably installed twice as many solar units in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota as any other company.
He attained a master's degree in Math and Computer Science, and was a well-paid computer consultant for three decades. During this period, Osborne/McGraw-Hill contacted him. Due to his reputation, they asked him to write Debugging Java, the first of their new Debugging series. 31 days later, it was done, and David had a renewed taste for writing. That book has been translated into at least 14 languages, reaching 'cult' status in Europe. It was selling nicely three years later. Computer books have very short life spans, typically a few months.
His agent requested a psychological thriller, so he obliged, also required a month. Simultaneously, he wrote his first aviation novel based on experiences in Vietnam and the Cold War as a Electronic Warfare Officer and a Pilot..
David finished his computer career by solving his part of the Y2K crisis successfully, and moved to San Diego. There, he entered the business of real estate investing with the goal of saving families from foreclosure. He has founded two corporations and half a dozen other companies to that end.
While doing that, busy David got his Master's degree in Business Administration, magna cum laude, at age 70.
Waiting for jury selection that never came, he wrote his book on Negotiation, Free Money in a day, and polished it two days later. It has sold out, every time it has been presented.
David's sister, Delle Jacobs is the reigning queen of historical romances. She told him about e-publishing. With his apologies to all who've paid the big bucks for his earlier works, he offers his Kindle titles at huge discounts and will send free Kindle copies for anyone who has bought from him earlier, for life.
All of his Kindle books are also available in Paperback.