Chuck McConnell has a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and worked as an engineer in the energy industry for several years. He began his formal education at five years old in Manitou Springs and fell in love with Colorado. His career path took him into management where he became chief executive officer of a public company. Entering full time retirement eleven years ago he decided to finally move to a place he had dreamed of living since his childhood — Colorado’s mountainous west-slope. He has lived in Steamboat Springs since then.
“I have loved writing since I was very young. My first (and to date only) widely published work is entitled: Vapor-liquid equilibria: Acetone, 2,3 dimethylbutane-chloroform Ternary and Binary Systems. This work actually enjoyed global, albeit quite limited, distribution to other technical folks.
I moved from the exciting world of Vapor-liquid equilibria to fiction writing several years ago. Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn and Brad Thor are favorites. My first completed fictional novel, Fire with Fire, is now available online at Amazon and CreateSpace as well as some local bookstores. Fire with Fire is a political/military thriller and the first in the Jack Tallon series. I am now working on my next Tallon novel focused on an international conspiracy to manipulate oil prices.