Journalist and chief editor of the Journal of Slavic Military Studies, an academic journal published by Routledge.
He matriculated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he obtained his degree in History.
Over the course of his lengthy career, he published over 20 novels, which garnered him much success and praise.
He was born-and-raised in Port Chester, New York.
Both he and screenwriter Eran Thomson studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.