And now a word about the author . . . . . . .
TR Gabriel grew up in west central Wisconsin. Watching aircraft from nearby Ft. McCoy fly overhead got him interested in both the military and aviation.
He attended the University of Minnesota after graduating high school. After college graduation he reported to MCRD San Diego CA to start his military career in the U.S. Marine Corps. During twenty years of active duty he served as an aircraft ground support equipment technician, Communications Officer, and CH-53E Helicopter Pilot. TR served most of his time on the west coast with numerous overseas deployments.
Upon retiring from the military he took a job supporting an active duty Operational Test squadron, primarily supporting the CH-53K program. TR also did a small stint as the Business Manager for a small family owned military contracting business in Lexington Park, MD, Process Improvement at the University of Louisville Hospital, Army Recruiting at Fort Knox, and is currently an Aviation Instructor for a large logistics company in Louisville, KY.
He and his wife enjoy riding motorcycle, watching football, binge watching TV shows, and attending concerts. They also enjoy spending time with family and friends whenever the opportunity arises.
TR's start in writing began when, in a discussion with his wife about 'bucket list' items, he mentioned he'd wanted to write a book someday. At his wife’s strong suggestion to "go for it!" he did, which keeps in line with their 'no regrets' policy. The subsequent journey has been one of enlightenment, hard work, and the realization of a desire and passion for writing.
TR initially created the characters for Dogs of Warr in 1986. The first incarnation being comic book characters drawn in a sketchbook. The first novel, in a planned series of five, was a way to bring those characters to life, giving them depth and dimension. TR has also brought some of his other drawn characters to life. Skull & Crossbownes appear in their debut novella, Chronicles of Skull & Crossbownes: The Atlantis File, with the intent of developing that into a series as well.
While only a 'part time' author, it's become a 'full-time' passion for TR and the ideas keep flowing, eventually winding up on ‘paper’.
He sincerely hopes others will hop on to enjoy the ride he's taking his characters on!!