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New Titles in the Library
New Titles in the Library
The Kremlin Strike – Dale Brown
The Big Kahuna – Janet Evanovich
Redemption – David Baldacci
Resistance Women – Jennifer Chiaverini
Cari Mora – Thomas Harris
Blessing in Disguise – Danielle Steel
Miracle at St. Andrews – James Patterson
Young Adult/Junior Fiction
Battle of the Boss Monster – Troy Cummings
Calico Girl – Jerdine Nolen
Featured Author of the Month
Dale Brown, born 2 November 1956, is an American writer and aviator known for aviation techno-thriller novels. At least thirteen of his novels have been New York Times Best Sellers. Brown was born in Buffalo, New York, and was one of six children. At 15, he began flying instruction, eventually earning a private pilot's license. He graduated in 1978 from Penn State University with a degree in Western European history.
Brown joined the Air Force ROTC while in college. He received a commission in the United States Air Force in 1978. He was a navigator-bombardier (now known as a weapon systems officer (WSO)) in the B-52 Stratofortress G-model long-range heavy bomber and the FB-111A Aardvark medium range bomber. He left the Air Force in 1986, having never seen combat. He is a Life Member of the Air Force Association and the U.S. Naval Institute.
Brown is married. His wife Diane is a retired Sacramento police lieutenant and (like her husband) is also a pilot. They have a son, Hunter, and they reside near Lake Tahoe, Nevada. He enjoys flying his plane, a Grumman Gulfstream II. He is a mission pilot in the Civil Air Patrol. On the ground, he enjoys tennis, motorcycling, skiing, scuba diving, and ice hockey.
In April 2004, Brown pleaded guilty to charges of tax fraud. He was charged with creating companies in the West Indies for the purposes of receiving tax deductions from fictitious expenses. The fictitious expenses amounted to more than $440,000, which Brown claimed on his 1998 income tax filing. He then used the tax deductions to remodel his home in Incline Village, Nevada.
Brown's first paid writing was a review of Fort Apocalypse for Compute's Gazette. In 1986, while still in the Air Force at Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento County, California, he wrote his first book, Flight of the Old Dog. His novels have been published in eleven languages and distributed to over 70 countries. He published 11 bestsellers in 11 years.