Join us for the launch of Pipeline! A new book by author Steve Elam.
Steve hails from the suburbs of Grand Rapids, MI and graduated from Godwin Heights HS––home of the Fighting Wolverines. Next Steve enlisted in the US Navy and attended A and C schools at Naval Station Great Lakes in North Chicago, specializing in anti-submarine warfare. After his enlistment, Steve settled in Olympia, WA, where he worked over twenty-five years for the Washington State Legislature and as a consultant with the Chiechi & Associates lobbying firm. Steve also earned college degrees in both Texas and Washington. Much of Steve time spent researching and writing thriller novels is spilt between his residences in the Puget Sound area of Washington State and West Michigan.
Colonel (ret) William L. “Bill” Deetz
Bill was born in Saginaw, MI, later moving to Cadillac. After graduating from Cadillac HS, he earned a BBA from Western Michigan University and took his oath of office as a 2nd Lt. in the US Army MP Corps. Bill also graduated from the US Army MP Officer Basic and Advance courses at Ft. Gordon, GA, and then the Army Command and General Staff College. During his distinguished 27-year career, he served as an Army Liaison to the transition government of Latvia under the Partnership for Peace/Marshall Plan mission ‘91 to ‘97. Bill’s awards include: the Legion of Merit medal, the Meritorious Service medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and many other awards. Upon retirement, Bill worked 11 years as a financial advisor with Ameriprise and JP Morgan Chase before accepting an appointment with SOC, LLC as the Deputy Program Manager for Security and Logistics at the US Embassy in Baghdad. Bill lives in Holland, MI, and contributes his vast knowledge of military history and counterterrorism to ElamBooks.com.