ABOUT OUR AUTHOR---and his friends.
Don does the writing, but in addition to what he knows, he gathers information and updates from long term friends with whom he shared years as a Green Beret. Some technical information (knife sharpening) comes from other experts.
Don has never been employed in a steady, nine-to-five job. In his twenties, he lived and worked in both Europe (Spain, France, and Germany for which he speaks the languages fluently). He then moved to Southeast Asia, where he headquartered in Thailand while traveling to Laos and Cambodia. Upon his return to the US, he carpentered, worked as a USPTA tennis professional, was a volunteer San Diego cop, and speculated in real estate.
In early 1976, Sgt Don Paul was called to active duty as a Green Beret. While jumping into the Panama Jungle at night from 1,000 ft. both parachutes failed---which brought his Special Forces career to a sudden halt. He became a Christian and continues to work for various fundamental churches.
While recuperating in the hospital, he started writing and never stopped. He has traveled all over the world with a computer and frequently works in libraries while waiting to hop. He's visited New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Guam, Okinawa and Korea. He went to Puerto Rico to live and sail on a 30 ft Trimaran but returned due to high crime in the Virgin Islands and piracy at sea. He also lived in Costa Rica.
His how-to books have sold consistently for almost 20 years and he has appeared on over 250 radio and TV shows all over the country.
During the last three years, he has studied acting in Hollywood and appeared in several commercials. He writes and occasionally performs stand-up comedy. He asks young children, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Not that he cares so much about the kids' futures . . . Really, he's looking for suggestions.
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