August 20, 2019

Little Tiger Newsletter – Failure is the Secret to Your Child’s Success

When your child is struggling, has setbacks or even fails, do you focus on the failure and their abilities, or do you focus on what they […]
August 6, 2019


It takes a lot of courage to be honest and tell the truth. Why? Because honesty and truthfulness don’t come naturally. It’s confusing to kids. They […]
May 10, 2019

Research That Puts You on the Edge of Your Seat

When I first started writing my first novel about Jonathan Preston in 2012, I was astonished that I could sit down at my computer and watch […]
November 6, 2018

Imminent Threat Excerpt

As Commander Iura walked around the I-405 and first gazed upon the submarine, his first thoughts were: She’s a monster. As large as a small cruiser. […]
November 6, 2018

I-400 class Submarine

Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto’s attack on Pearl Harbor had gone better than anticipated. Although he didn’t destroy any American aircraft carriers, he had succeeded in knocking the […]
June 18, 2018

Interview with a WWII Covert Operative

STEVE: Jonathan, how and when did you become a US Army covert operative? JONATHAN: I started in December of 1939. I purchased a soda shop that […]
May 1, 2018

Gold Dominion – Chapter 47

Jon didn’t have to figure out a plan to bring the Tsukuda group out. They were attacked less than a mile from their destination by two […]
February 19, 2016

Secret Missions in the CBI Theater

In January 1944, the US Army Chief of Staff sent Jonathan Preston to the China-Burma-India Theater to work jointly with the British Special Operations Executive. His […]
January 12, 2016

Dominion of Gold Excerpt

Excerpt from my third novel Dominion of Gold. Chapter 3 Luzon Island, Philippines The next morning, Jon and George were being strapped into the back seat of two Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers. At 0300 hours, four dive bombers, plus the two the agents, took off to strike a convoy of Japanese heavy trucks traveling on the road from San Fabian to San Fernando City; the dive bombers were escorted by four Grumman F6F Hellcat night fighters. Just before dawn, one of the Hellcat’s radar picked up the truck convoy crossing a bridge two miles south of Cabo. The fighters led the way and strafed the trucks; one truck exploded. The dive bombers then zeroed in and dropped four 500-pound bombs each.