I like to write. I write books. I write fiction and non-fiction.
I have been writing off and on since the day my combat boots hit the ground in West Berlin in 1985. Back then it was very short stories and a lot of note taking. Note taking on hypothetical situations (the “what if”) set during the Cold War. Of course, there were notes not just on what if the balloon went up but I also took notes on leaders. The Good Leaders, the Bad Leaders, the Good Managers, the Mediocre and the ones that could just not be bothered.
It was during the Cold War, working with our British and French Allies or standing toe to toe with our former World War II ally, the Soviets in East Berlin and at Spandau Prison, all those experiences helped shape the individual I was to grow to become. The same goes with the interactions with all the leader I had the honor of following both in Military and Civilian life.
THE WALING LEADER SERIES is focused on becoming better individuals as they grow from follower to leader to member of a team.
The fiction I write is considered historical fiction. A historical fiction story is “made up but is set in the past and sometimes borrows true characteristics of the time period in which it is set.” In my case, these stories are set in West Berlin and take place from the end of World War II (1945) to the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. These books are part of the the “Occupied Berlin” series. My plan is to write 10 stories before completing the series.
I plan on writing other stories, in other genres but for now, I am home.