I was born in Houston Texas but grew up in Deweyville Texas. I have been married to the lovely Roxane for 20 years. She was born in Ohio but got to Texas as quickly as she could. Our wonderful children are Brandy Briggs and Robert ‘Button’ McDonald
May 29, 1966
This book is about my personal adventures as a contractor working with the US Military inAfghanistan.
My story begins with me looking for a job and actually finding one. I cover the process I had to go through to get the job and the struggle of a Texas country boy making his way through herds of people from many different cultures…………………. And this is just to get to Afghanistan. I was one lost hombre.
By reading my book you will think I just attract stupid people but it’s not that way at all. We all experience these people every day, I just happened to write about mine.
I met and interacted with many people who became subjects to write home about.
The one thing I regret is not writing more. After the contract was signed and first draft of the book came to fruition it was too late to add to it. There may be an opportunity for a second book if this one is received well.
I did not set out to write a book.I found myself writing about things that were happening to me and sharing them with my email contacts.
I think it was more to keep my mind occupied than anything else because I was truly miserable going through this ordeal and all I wanted to do was come home.
When I started receiving compliments and feedback to my stories it became the highlight of my day to read them. I couldn’t wait to get back to my computer and become absorbed in the fanfare. I had no ideathat someone could enjoy anything I wrote and I was very surprised. I still wonder if anybody that is not kin to me or my friends will enjoy them.
At the persistence of my friends and family my wife put all of my emails into a manuscript and sent it out to see if any publisher would like it. Many calls and letters started coming in from companies that wanted me to pay them to publish my book but I was very adamant about not paying one red cent. I did not get discouraged because I never expected to have a book published anyway.
One day while I was at work my wife received a call from a New York City Publishing Company. The president of the company wanted to talk to me about publishing my book. Roxane let him know in no uncertain terms that I would not pay one cent to a publisher. This man just laughed and said no mam you misunderstand me. We want to publish this book.
This fellow later told me that my manuscript made its way through the ranks to his desk so he read it. He said he put it aside for two weeks and read it again to see how the second reading affected him.
I signed a contract for the book to be published and now it will be up to the world to decide if it likes my style… mainly my warped sense of humor.
I have many awards from when I was in the Service and when I became a Police Officer but I have no awards for my writings.
The publisher wanted to know where I went to school to learn creative writing and he seemed shocked that I had no formal education. I can only attribute my writing to all the reports I had to write as a cop. I always did pride myself on the fact any person could pick up my report and be transported in their mind back to the crime scene.
I’m getting side tracked. This section wanted me to list my awards. I don’t have any relevant to writing a book so until somebody gives me one I have nothing to post.
KJV Holy Bible, All books, I have many books. An entire library. I love all kinds of books.
I was born in a Houston Texas but grew up in Deweyville Texas.I have been married to the lovely Roxane for 20 years. She was born in Ohio but got to Texas as quickly as she could.
Our wonderful children are Brandy Briggs and Robert ‘Button’ McDonald