Captain John A. Moktadier graduated and received his Bachelor's Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He has been flying for the past 35 years and currently holds both a Gold Seal Flight Instructor and Advanced Ground Instructor licenses from the FAA. Capt. Moktadier has four type ratings which include: Airbus 330, Airbus 320, Boeing 747 and Boeing 727. He has logged over 24,000 hours flight time with the majority of his hours in jet transport and wide body aircraft.
He has flown around the world. Captain Moktadier served as a Boeing 727 Check Airman (TRE) and conducted rating rides, proficiency checks, instructions and simulator checks and line checks for over 10 years with a commercial airline in the United States. He has trained hundreds of pilots with no failures and well above average results. The pilots he has trained have lots of respect for Capt. Moktadier's knowledge and his training style made them feel relaxed during the entire simulator session maximizing their learning due to his teaching ability, honesty and integrity. They have all commented that he is a true professional instructor and TRE. This is his second book that he has published. The first one was Boeing 727 Flight Master which received many outstanding and excellent reviews and positive feedback from the professionals in the airline industry who read the book and it soon became one of the best training books on a Boeing 727.
When Amanda Muse started junior high in a new school far from home, she met Mildred Riley. Mildred was a known bully who targeted Amanda from day one. This is a story of how a freak accident made a bully and her victim become the best of friends.
The novel tells the story of two fine individuals, Lily and Michael coming from completely different back grounds. Lily was born into the privileged class where Michael came from a very moderate home. Regardless of a position in society they endured their many trials and tribulations and yet succeeding in business and society as well as love. Each were told of their forthcoming love and neither went seeking it. It seemed to find them. The story speaks to the eleventh law of Karma, The law of Patience and Reward.
This book is at once very funny, genuinely frightening, elegantly crafted, and boasts one of the most truly frightening villains I have ever encountered in print or film.
— Rodney Deming, screenwriter
The Honey Bubble takes us down into the forgotten, decomposing, inner-city Los Angeles neighborhoods most of us pass over on elevated freeways, and into the threadbare, desperate lives of the denizens there.
Three owners of borderline skid-row gin mills hatch a dingbat scheme to bolster their revenues by, what else? -- murdering the competition. The Competition is the only decent guy around, it seems; the honest owner/operator of the only watering hole in the area where you wouldn’t even trust the ice.
The three co-conspirators, no master criminals to begin with, set off a series of Rube Goldberg missteps and quickly begin to be devoured by their own scheme.
When the intended victim’s bodyguard gets wind of the plot, the whole landscape darkens, and the second half of the novel becomes an accelerating, cinematic slide into a truly demonic and violent denouement, and a life-or-death climax you will never see coming.
George Putnam studied piano and music composition at Cal State University at San Bernardino and U.C. Riverside. In addition to teaching a master class for piano students at the University of Redlands, he composed Symphony for Twenty Minutes as his master’s thesis at U.C.R.
Hoping to write music for film and TV, he moved to Los Angeles. While browsing in book stores there, he discovered the works of mystery writer Raymond Chandler. Devouring the author’s books and short stories caused Putnam to change his interest from music to screenwriting and novels.
He wrote the feature films Unlawful Entry (with John Katchmer) and To Kill For, episodes for NYPD Blue and Deadwood, the crime novel The Honey Bubble, the historical fiction novel, Redfish Oak (with Jewel Grutman), the psychological thriller Mafisto, Demon Artist, and the children’s book, Soles, the Quest for Feet (with Diana Bosna). He is also a published ghost writer.
George lives in Los Angeles.
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