Born in Syracuse 1962, George L. King was raised in DeWitt, New York where he attended school graduating in 1981. His family owned a cottage on the Rideau Canal Waterway in Canada, which he visited for many years and gave him a great love of the water. Shortly after graduating George joined the United States Army which was timely as the U.S. was not involved in any large scale military engagements and being able to seize the opportunity, he attended night school earning enough college credits to be considered a junior. During active duty in the Army, he traveled to Moscow with a friend while the Iron Curtain still was present, Paris, and many spots in Germany where he was stationed. Taking advantage of the peace time he also spent five days working hard on a German farm in a soldier/German family exchange program where he attended a pig auction and cut wood for days on end to build a barn for his host German family.
George’s interest in reading increased while reading one Star Trek novel after another, then expanded to some fantasy, then action/adventure. His daughters will pull him away periodically from his favorite contemporary writers to enjoy an Agatha Christie, John Steinbeck, or Esther Forbes' Johnny Trumain.
After an honorable discharge from the Army, he went on to finish his Bachelor of Professional Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University '87, and came out to California, where he currently lives with his wife and two daughters, subsequently having finished his Master of Business Administration at West Coast University '90. George started writing while on a commuter bus to work and hasn’t stopped since. George L. King’s first novel is entitled The Hidden Enemy which follows the North Korean underground as it picks an unlikely political prisoner from the Tiananmen Square massacre to lead the newly democratic North Korea.
His second action/thriller novel is entitled The Ten Phases of Ansbach which follows rogue aerospace board members as they perpetrate global terrorism to spawn an increase in demand for defense industry products. Unfortunately, an Iranian diplomat is targeted as the global terrorist, and not only is the U.S. preparing for war with Iran, but Iran has marked their own diplomat for death. The young Iranian is not only running for his life but must prove his own innocence in order to save Iran.