Find out more about the writers whose books are published by Double Dagger.
Chief Warrant Officer (Retired) John Barnes, MMM, MSM, CD served in the Canadian Forces as an infantryman for thirty-six years, primarily in the Royal Canadian Regiment. He served in Germany, Cyprus, the Former Yugoslavia, Qatar and Afghanistan. READ MORE.
Sean Claxton grew up in Norfolk, England before moving to London to work for the Imperial War Museum in 1993. Eleven years later he moved to Normandy to start work as a battlefield guide and researcher. Since 2019 he has conducted regular lectures on the Battle of Normandy and World War Two. READ MORE.
Michael A. Dorosh, CD is a graduate of the University of Calgary, holding bachelor of arts degrees in history and communications. He joined the Canadian Forces as a reservist in 1987 and has served continuously with The Calgary Highlanders since then. READ MORE.
Charles Estep is an Active-Duty Air Force Officer currently undergoing rotary wing pilot training at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. He is a 2019 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a B.S. in History and Political Science. In 2020, Charles earned his Master’s in History from the University of Calgary with a focus on West African Military History.
Matt Hardman is a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer who currently works as a marine engineering consultant to the Navy’s DDG 51 Shipbuilding Program Office. While on active duty, he served onboard a submarine, two aircraft carriers, two amphibious transports, one submarine tender, and one destroyer. During his final tour of duty, he served as the Engineering Department Chief, or “Top Snipe,” for the USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). READ MORE.
Colonel (Retired) Bernd Horn, OMM, MSM, CD, PhD is a former infantry officer who has held key command and staff appointments in the Canadian Armed Forces, including Deputy Commander of Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM), Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment and Officer Commanding 3 Commando, the Canadian Airborne Regiment. READ MORE.
Christopher Lyke is an American writer and teacher living in Chicago. He served in Afghanistan and Africa as an enlisted infantryman in the U.S. Army. Chris co-founded and edits Line of Advance, a literary blog for veterans, as well as overseeing the annual Colonel Darron L. Wright Memorial Writing Awards. READ MORE
A.E. Merrick is a Toronto-based dilettante who has experimented with a number of different identities, occupations, and pastimes. They are uncomfortable with publicly searchable databases of personal information. They write truth rather than fiction. READ MORE
Tom Mykytiuk is a veteran of the Canadian Army. His service has taken him to many parts of the globe not advertised in tourist brochures. He includes John Le Carre, Steven King, and Nikos Kazantikus among his literary influences. Tom enjoys writing about his favorite people-soldiers and ex-soldiers- and his personal experiences often find their way into his novels. READ MORE.
Ted Nurse was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1941 and raised in St John’s, Newfoundland, Lachine, Quebec and Hamilton, Ontario. He joined the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry in 1959 and the regular force in 1962 He was a career officer in the Royal Canadian Armour Corps and retired in 1997. His second career was in security management and consulting. READ MORE.
Colonel (Retired) Chuck Oliviero, CD, PhD is an internationally recognized expert in simulation supported training and has twice been the Keynote Speaker at international training conferences and fora. He has over four decades’ experience as an educator and trainer. His career included command of Canada’s then only tank regiment, The 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s). READ MORE.
Gordon Semple is at heart a teller of stories. After twenty-five years of being actively involved in living history (French and Indian War, American Revolution, and the War of 1812), Gordon now feels it time to commit some the act of guiding the not yet initiated into “The Hobby”, and he plans to leave the naughty bits in. READ MORE.
John Sliz was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and has been reading about World War II since he was a young boy. His first book was published by Service Publications in 2006 and three years later Vanwell Publishing published the Storm Boat Kings, which tells the story of the evacuation of the British airborne from Arnhem. READ MORE.
John Thompson was born to an RCAF family and largely raised in Ottawa. He spent 13 years in the Canadian Army (mostly with the Queen’s York Rangers), and over 30 years with defence and security related resarch instiitutes. Decades of prediliction for adventure now means he lives quietly in Alberta and studies the behaviours of Magpies, Jack Rabbits and Coyotes. READ MORE.