Thursday, December 13, 2012

New Release Date

Publisher has announced an earlier release date for "Operation Storm."

On sale date is now March 19, 2013.

Author events to begin in March, so please stay tuned to this blog for more information.

Rare photo below shows the I-401 with two Seiran on her fore deck being readied for launch.

Monday, November 26, 2012


Whoever prepared the index for my book I am sincerely grateful to you. It was bad enough proofing it, but creating it would have been impossible.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Operation Storm

Publisher prefers the title Operation Storm because it's more military sounding so we are going with that.

You can now pre-order Operation Storm from Barnes & Noble below. Come on Amazon, get your butt in gear!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New Title???

Oh-oh. Publisher doesn't like my title, "Storm From A Clear Sky: Japan's Top Secret Plan to Change the Course of World War II."


Friday, April 20, 2012

Attacking New York City and Washington, DC

Storm from a Clear Sky tells the true story of Japan's plans to bomb New York City and Washington, DC as a follow up punch to the attack on Pearl Harbor. During my research, I came across this screen painted by Makoto Aida in 1996 which does an excellent job of depicting what the Japanese had in mind.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Copy editing

Got my copy edited manuscript back from the publishers. Now have to go through the somewhat tedious process of inserting my own corrections. Fortunately, thanks to my expert readers: Norman Polmar, Carl Boyd, Emil Petrinic, and Rear Admiral (ret.) Yoichi Hirama-san, my self-inflicted errors should be much reduced. I owe them a significant debt of gratitude.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Thank You, Annie!

Am loosing a wonderful editorial assistant at Crown named Annie Chagnot, but can't complain. In addition to taking great care of me, Annie's leaving to teach middle-school English for the New York City Teaching Fellows program. It's terrific that someone with Annie's background is undertaking such a noble task. She can make a real difference in reading habits at that age. Crown's loss is the children of New York City's gain! The world needs more readers.