E Paul Braxton

Braxton joined the Navy at eighteen. A Vietnam veteran, he retired in 1967 as a Navy Chief Petty Officer, having served on three aircraft carriers in the Western Pacific. Braxton attended the University of West Florida, receiving Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees. Braxton launched his literary career in the 1970s with a weekly newspaper column. In 1980, after thirteen years of teaching electronics at a community college, he retired again to write fiction.