As a security contractor, government civilian and military officer, Myke Cole’s career has run the gamut from Counterterrorism to Cyber Warfare to Federal Law Enforcement. He’s done three tours in Iraq and was recalled to serve during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
"I guess if I had to stick a label on myself, it’d be “warrior-nerd.” I’m a military officer and I’ve done three tours in Iraq and have also worked as a responder on domestic disasters like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Hurricane Irene. I’m also a geek in the classic mode. I grew up on Dungeons & Dragons, comic books and mass market fantasy novels. I never grew out of that love and dreamed of pursuing it professionally all my life. It’s kind of ironic that it was the blending of the two (military life and fantasy dorkdom) that lead to me being able to land the book deal and go pro in the field. Last thing I would ever have expected coming out of my years working in/around the military."
Myke Cole, when we asked him in an interview about what led him to become a writer (link to full interview above right)
Myke Cole books reviewed
US Navy SEAL Jim Schweitzer is a fierce warrior and consummate professional. When he sees something he shouldn't on a covert mission gone wrong, he finds himself - and ...
Shadow Ops: Control Point
Army Officer. Fugitive. Sorcerer. Across the country and in every nation, people are waking up with magical talents. Untrained and panicked, they summon storms, raise the d...
Shadow Ops: Fortress Frontier
The Great Reawakening did not come quietly. Across the country and in every nation, people began to develop terrifying powers - summoning storms, raising the dead, and sett...
The Great Reawakening has left Latent people with a stark choice: either use their newfound magical powers in the service of the government, or choose the path of the Selfe...
The Armored Saint
In a world where any act of magic could open a portal to hell, the Order insures that no wizard will live to summon devils, and will kill as many innocent people as they mu...
"A mile-a-minute story of someone trying to find purpose in a war he never asked for" Jack Campbell
"Black Hawk Down meets the X-Men... military fantasy like you've never seen it before" Peter V. Brett