B. R. WADE, JR., though relatively new to fiction writing, has been all too happy to add it to his list of life accomplishments. Born in Roanoke, Virginia, he spent his teen years and much of his adult life in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.
While in Tampa, Bill worked in retail management before switching to a career as a computer systems analyst for the local school system. He changed careers again and started a manufacturing company. After this last change, he made his self-proclaimed escape to the mountains of West Virginia shortly after the turn of the century where he still owns and operates a hobby kit manufacturing business.
After enlisting in the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1969, he was called to active duty and graduated top of his class from both basic training at Naval Training Center Orlando, Florida and Yeoman ‘A’ School at NTC Bainbridge, Maryland. Soon after, he was assigned to the Naval Investigative Service Office in Norfolk, Virginia.
Bill left active service as a Petty Officer Third Class, then spent three more years as a weekend reservist at his local Navy Reserve Center. And despite his busy work schedule, Bill obtained degrees in Business Management and Computer Science. He also studied marketing at the University of South Florida.
Happily, all of Bill’s pursuits have proved quite inspiring and provide him with plenty of writing material. He is nearly finished with the third adventure for his Fair Winds NIS novel protagonist, Marcus Colt.