Our Authors

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.

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.


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

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.

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.

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