About the Author
𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿
- Nominated twice for the Nobel Prize in Literature (2000 and 2001).
- Author of 8 published books, editor of 114 books, and author of countless news and feature stories in a writing and editing career that spans five decades.
- Currently writing the third of a trilogy of books on American heroes, the latest being titled Dale Brown Court: ...and the Battle for Human Dignity. The first in the series (published in 2000) features Capt. Hugh Thompson, the U.S. Army helicopter pilot credited with stopping the My Lai Massacre during the Vietnam War. The second (published in 2008) depicts the heroism of Doug Bienvenu, an ex-con who took his airboat into New Orleans and rescued hundreds of people from the floodwaters in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
- His work was considered for the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism for uncovering the previously unknown fact that President Nixon initiated the effort to sabotage the My Lai Massacre trials so no American would be convicted of a war crime.
- For 35 years (1975 to 2011), editor & publisher of Acadiana Profile, a regional magazine based in Lafayette, La.
- Graduate of the LSU School of Journalism, 1970.
- Member of the Secular Franciscan Order.
- Born in New Iberia, La., in 1948; now a resident of Lafayette, La.