Robert Vaughan's Bio:
Robert Vaughan sold his first book when he was 19 years old. That was 45 years, nearly 250 titles, and 20 million books ago. Writing under 35 pseudonyms, he has hit the New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists twice. Vaughan authored the Valkyrie Mandate, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and Andersonville, which was made into the popular TNT television mini-series.
His book Survival won the Spur Award for best western novel (1994), The Power and the Pride won the Porgie for best paperback original (1976), and Brandywine’s War was named by the Canadian University Symposium of Literature as the best iconoclastic novel to come from the Vietnam War. He was inducted into the Writers’ Hall of Fame in 1998.
Vaughan has written military drama, westerns, histories, men’s action and adventure, mysteries, police procedural, humor, romance (using female pseudonyms), literary, and mainstream and is a popular speaker at schools, universities, civic, and writers’ groups where he often performs a one-man Hemingway show.
During his military service, ARMY AVIATION DIGEST selected him as having written the “Best Article of the Year” for six consecutive years. He also wrote and produced several training films for use in the Aviation Maintenance Officers’ Course. Vaughan is a retired army warrant officer, a helicopter pilot who served in Germany, Korea, and three tours in Vietnam. For his combat tours he was awarded: The Distinguished Flying Cross, The Air Medal with the “V” Device, The Purple Heart, The Bronze Star, The Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
Vaughan lives with his wife Ruth in Gulf Shores, Alabama.