Author Biography

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GEORGE GALDORISI is a career naval aviator whose thirty years of active duty service included four command tours and five years as a carrier strike group chief of staff. He began his writing career in 1978 with an article in the U.S. Navy’s professional magazine, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings.

In addition to his Rick Holden thrillers published by Braveship Books, he has written thirteen other books distributed by mainstream publishers, including several bestselling novels in the rebooted Tom Clancy’s Op-Center series, including Out of the Ashes, Into the Fire, Scorched Earth, and Dark Zone.  With his longtime collaborator, Dick Couch, he coauthored the New York Times best seller, Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor the novelization of the Bandito Brothers/Relativity Media film.  He is also the author of The Kissing Sailor, which proved the identity of the two principals in Alfred Eisenstaedt’s famous photograph; as well as over three-hundred articles in professional journals and other media.

George has received a number of national and international writing awards, including: the Navy League of the United States Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement, the Surface Navy Association Literary Award, the Navy League of Australia’s Annual Essay Competition, the Naval Helicopter Historical Association Mark Starr Pioneer Literary Award, and the Military Writers Society of America Silver Medal Award, among others. George speaks frequently at writing classes and seminars including: San Diego State University Writers Conference, La Jolla Writers Conference, San Diego Writer’s Ink, Southern California Writers Association, Coronado Writer’s Workshop, and other venues.

George is the Director of Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures at the Navy’s Command and Control Center of Excellence in San Diego, California.  He and his wife Becky live in Coronado, California. Other than writing thrillers, he likes nothing more than connecting with readers. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter, and learn more about his books, blogs and other writing on his website: http://www.georgegaldorisi.com/ – especially his “Writing Tips,” – which offer useful advice for all writers from established authors to future best-selling writers.

4 comments

  • Paul Foster September 30, 2016

    Just read Scorthed Earth COS. Great read, very relavant with everything going on in the world right now. Hope all is well

  • Frank Hafner April 10, 2017

    Having attended a couple of George’s events, he covers all aspects of getting published – writing, publishing, promotion … he gives sage advice on what will and may not work. Suggests ways to start small to hone your craft. He describes what publishers are looking for and how to stay on top of changing trends. He also suggests many well researched reference to various aspects of the trade. He comes from a very disciplined high stakes background where inefficiencies and missteps are not tolerated. While he is a best selling author of multiple books, he is very clear to point out he has had vastly more things rejected than accepted. Writing is not for the faint of heart but he puts rejection into perspective. What he brings to the table is well worth it.

  • Michael Miller September 22, 2017

    Capt Galdorisi was a great Skipper who encouraged all DH’s and Divo’s to write in support of the crew. His success as a published author is not a surprise. I learned a lot from his leadership and proud to have served under his command.

    Michael Miller
    Suppo USS Cleveland
    1991 – 1993

  • Geoff Miller November 13, 2017

    Loved the story, couldn’t wait to finish each page so I could start the next one. I wasn’t sure where to send this but I found a typo in your book. I used to be a typesetter and part time beta reader so this kind of jumped out at me. Page 328 in the paperback edition you used the sentence, he slammed on the brakes but you used the word breaks instead. Hopefully you can get this corrected in future printings. Keep up the great work, sir.

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