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Donna Lyons Interviews Best Selling Author and Navy Aviator George Galdorisi

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George Galdorisi is a career naval aviator who began his writing career in 1978 with an article in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings. He has written ten books published by mainstream publishers, including the New York Times best seller, Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor, the novelization of the Bandito Brothers/Relativity Media film and his most recent non-fiction book, The Kissing Sailor, which proved the identity of the two principals in Alfred Eisenstaedt’s famous photograph.

His book length non-fiction projects (five books and portions of other non-fiction books) build on a body of work including over three-hundred articles in national and international media including newspapers, professional journals, popular magazines, and conference proceedings. His non-fiction work has been recognized with numerous writing awards, including the Navy League of the United States Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement, the Military Writer’s Society Award for both fiction and non-fiction, the Surface Navy Association Author of the Year, Hook Magazine Contributor of the Year, as well as other literary awards from organizations such as the U.S. Naval Institute, the Naval Helicopter Association, the Navy League of Australia, the Naval Helicopter Historical Society, and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center San Diego.

His latest project, in collaboration with St. Martin’s Press, is a reboot of the Tom Clancy’s Op-Center series. Book one, published in 2014, Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: Out of the Ashes, is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly best-seller. Book two, Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: Into the Fire, published in 2015, is already a USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly best-seller. Book Three, Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: Scorched Earth, will be released in August 2016.