James Rosone started a military career in the Army National Guard as a communications specialist and forward observer for a self-propelled artillery unit. He later joined the U.S. Air Force, becoming an interrogator during 2007 Iraq War troop surge. He has over 2,000 hours of experience interrogating Al Qaeda prisoners. After 10 years of service in the armed forces, James spent several additional years in Iraq as a contractor for the Department of Defense and the Department of State. During all of this time in the sand box, books and writing became an escape.
Later, James worked as a military advisor in the area of identity intelligence for U.S. Central Command during General David Petraeus' leadership and U.S. European Command under Admiral James Stavridis and General Philip Breedlove. This experience led him to travel and work in countries all across the globe, giving him a unique global perspective. During this time he also completed a Master of Science degree at the University of Oxford.
Through the years, I have escaped in the wonder of the written word; reading helped me to cope with the challenges of life and dream big dreams. My husband noticed that I had a "thing" for correcting grammar, and encouraged me as I edited papers for friends and then eventually edited the manuscript for "Dinner with a Terrorist." My experiences as the wife of a former military man helped to guide my work, and gave me insight to provide feedback to the author.
Somehow, in the sleep-deprived haze that is being a working mother of two, I found the time to co-author my first book. A World War III series may not seem like the kind of book that a nurse with an MBA would draft, but "Prelude to World War III: The Rise of the Islamic Republic and the Rebirth of America" offers intelligent commentary on politics and world affairs. I hope you will enjoy reading this novel. Perhaps we can all learn some lessons from what has been written here and prevent future tragedy on Earth.