Charlie Morgan grew up in Somerville, Tennessee and worked in banking throughout his 45-year professional career retiring from JP Morgan Chase in 2014. He has a B.S. in Management of Technology and is a Certified information Systems Auditor and Certified Information Security Manager. After retiring, he and his wife began second careers. They own and operate two private pre-school franchises located in Texas. Morgan said, "For years, I heard the stories and read the newspaper accounts of the US Navy exploits of my grandfather Charles Gunner Morgan. Originally, I had only his detailed scrapbook with hundreds of newspaper clippings. Then, I discovered in the bottom of his old sea chest many more documents, and two of those were signed by American presidents. This led me to begin researching his story and searching for a writer to help me tell the story. Eventually, I found my childhood friend Jacque Hillman, author and publisher, and we began the project to tell the story of Gunner Morgan." Charlie and Paula have four children and three grandchildren. www.gunnermorgan.com
Jacque Hillman, of Jackson, Tennessee, is senior editor and partner in The HillHelen Group Publishers. A top writer and editor at The Jackson Sun for 23 years, now she has co-authored Captain of the Tides Gunner Morgan, an historical novel about US Navy hero, Charles Gunner Morgan, 1865-1959. A graduate of the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy of Delta Regional Authority, Jacque is a Sterling Award Winner: 20 Most Influential Women in West Tennessee.