Local author enjoying book successes

Published on April 03, 2014 with No Comments

Local author James Glass, a member of the Panhandle Writers Group that meets at the Milton Community Center is enjoying a great deal of success.

Glass currently has two books which are on the shelves at area books stores like Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million as well as available at Amazon.com or for your Kindle and Nook devices.

CoverThings Left Behind is a thriller involving Lt. Mark Wheeler of the South Carolina Police Department.

When Wheeler arrives at a possible murder-suicide, it doesn’t take long for him to realize something is wrong and the investigation turns into an epic cat-and-mouse chase with a serial killer.

His second book, The Ultimate Chief Petty Officer Guidebook: Tips, Tactics, and Techniques for Sailors Who are Serious about Becoming a Chief Petty Officer is out and saw Glass hold a book signing at the Barnes and Noble in Pensacola.

Anyone who has undergone the transition from Sailor to Chief Petty Officer will tell you it is a lot tougher and more challenging than most Sailors imagine. It takes drive, initiative, and hard work. James Glass’ in-depth and informative The Ultimate Chief Petty Officer Guidebook is the perfect step-by-step guide to reach the goal of Chief Petty Officer.

Terri Ellis-Chelius, MAC (SW), USN, Ret. stated: “This book is a great, in depth and practical resource for any Sailor who has made becoming a Chief Petty Officer his or her goal. James Glass lays out the importance of leadership and the dynamics of the ‘Wheel of Success’ in an easy to understand format. In today’s highly competitive Navy, every First and Second Class Petty Officer should have a copy of this book and practice the concepts provided.”

Glass achieved the rank of a Master Chief Petty Officer after serving 22 years in the United States Navy,
including two tours in Iraq. He is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy and the Command Master Chief School.

The Pensacola native completed tours aboard the USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), USS Yosemite (AD 19), USS Monterey (CG 61), and USS Thomas S. Gates (CG 51). He also completed tours at Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity, Mayport, Florida; Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine; and Mobile Security Detachment Two-three in Portsmouth, Virginia.

After retiring from the Navy, he and his family moved back to Florida.

The Panhandle Writers Group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Milton Community Center at 5629 Byrom St.

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