After a background and wide experience in technical matters, including a Masters from MIT and a Ph.D. from UCLA, Dr. Solomon turned to his first love: writing and publishing. Dr. Solomon has over 40 years experience in program management, business development, and systems engineering within industry, government, and academia. For nine years, he controlled allocation of $35 million annual discretionary budget dedicated to naval undersea warfare. He wrote and published five historical novels, a nonfiction book on antisubmarine warfare during the Cold War, and a teleworking manual for businesses, managers and workers. In addition he occasionally writes a blog, Wisdom of Solomon, on disparate subjects. He also lectures on fundamental basic business issues. Dr. Solomon has also founded several firms: Planning Systems Incorporated, a successful research firm that grew to 400 employees, with offices in several states; LifeEchoes, a family legacy publishing service; Pearl River Publishing, a paper and electronic book publishing company; LPS Collaborative Group, a unique consulting firm; and LPS Seminars, which discusses business issues.
Linda Jenkins has been a technical writer/editor, a book editor, a children’s school librarian, and a research analyst. Her expertise in matters of writing and grammar is regularly sought from all levels of writers, whether fiction or nonfiction, including scientific and technical subjects. She is a voracious reader, devouring books from Harper Lee to Stephen King to J. K. Rowling and everything in between. Linda is committed to helping our clients to produce a quality book. She has already published her own LifeEchoes book about her father’s World War II military experiences, written before he died. Linda says that working with her mother to gather information about the early days of their wartime marriage was a wonderful experience.
RADM M. Dick Van Orden, USN (ret.), spent 34 years in the U.S. Navy, rising in rank from Midshipman to Rear Admiral. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, he spent a combat tour in the Pacific in WWII aboard a carrier in Halsey’s Fast Carrier Task Force. He has many years of experience in planning, programming, and budgeting for major research programs and in directing and controlling operations as a program and project manager. He served as the U.S Navy’s Chief of Naval Research and as advisor to the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Operations on scientific matters. He has published four books on Navy ships, including the first children’s book on Coast Guard and Navy vessels, as well as The Hindenburg Enigma, a novel about the crash of the German zeppelin. He writes a Quarterly column for a Houston (his home town) newspaper and is currently penning the sequel to The Hindenburg Enigma. He is nearly finished with his LifeEchoes book of his life and career.