Paul A. Myers
Paul A. Myers has written eight novels, six of them historical. His most recent novel "Divided Loyalties" is the first in a series "Fighting France" covering France in the Second World War. Previously, he wrote five novels set in Paris and Vienna between the years 1928 and 1938 that are intrigue-filled political romances. He has two satirical novels dealing with the Greek bond crises of 2012 and 2015 and a maritime history about the Spanish discovery of California. During his career, Myers has worked all over the ranch. He grew up in Southern California and graduated with a degree in economics from UC Santa Barbara, worked in a shipyard, and served as a clerk in the Operations Section G-3 at Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. From the military he went to work as an accountant at a minicomputer company in Cupertino, California, rising to senior manager and serving as vice chair of an important product strategy committee in the tumultuous early 1980s. From computers he went to chief finance officer of a diagnostic medical imaging company. He left "tech" in the late 1980s and went into public accounting in California's Inland Empire region. He held US Coast Guard licenses as a limited tonnage master and mate and served on sail training schooners in Southern California and as a weekend sail instructor--which led to his first book, a history of the Spanish discovery of California. Myers lives with his wife in Corona del Mar, California and he and his wife are frequent travelers to Europe, particularly France, which sparked his interest in writing historical fiction centered on France, with a foray to Vienna.