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Dale Brown’s Ops Report
September 2002
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TAC DOCTRINE: Opinions on current events:
WAR WITH IRAQ: Outdated Thinking


“WINGS OF FIRE” published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons is in bookstores! Get it before they’re gone!

[Wings Of Fire] “WINGS OF FIRE” continues the story begun in “Warrior Class,” my 13th novel, where Patrick McLanahan, Dave Luger, Hal Briggs, and Chris Wohl have left the U.S. military and are now privateers--mercenaries--working for former U.S. President Kevin Martindale. Their first assignment: find out if Libya has plans to attack and occupy Salimah, a massive oil reserve in southern Egypt.

The “sneak and peek” operation goes horribly wrong, and now Patrick and the Night Stalkers are fighting for their own survival. Even with the world’s most incredible weapon at their disposal--the AL-52 Dragon airborne laser--the Night Stalkers must rely on a ghost in the desert to survive, defeat their enemies, and win back their captured forces.

But through all the battles, the toughest conflict facing Patrick McLanahan is one inside himself. He must make a terrible decision--one that affects the lives of his family and friends and which will change his life forever.

MISSION PLAN: Scheduled Upcoming Events Calendar Skybird: WS Radio

4 September --
Writers Roundtable

guest co-host, with Antoinette Kuritz, 9 To 11 AM Pacific time, live from San Diego, CA. Go to

4 September --
Game #2 of the North Lake Tahoe C League Coed Softball Championships. The Bombers beat the Tahoe Biltmore 17-16 on 28 August in one of the most exciting games of the season. I went 1-4 with 1 double, 1 walk, 1 fielder’s choice, and 1 pop fly out; I scored one run (and got thrown out at home), batted in 2 runs, and I did so-so in my first game at shortstop. Skybird: Dale Brown’s Ops Report The Bombers
Diane Brown and my assistant, Suzanne Tarantino Skybird: Dale Brown’s Ops Report The Bombers
Yours truly finally making contact Skybird: Dale Brown’s Ops Report The Bombers
Bruised and battered but victorious and still alive in the playoffs, “The Old Guys” march off the field.

Next we play the Hyatt Lake Tahoe team--we’ll have a tough time against their arsenal of heavy hitters. Wish us luck!

11 September --
Championship Game of the North Lake Tahoe C League Coed Softball tournament --

if we make it this far! Skybird: Reno Air Racing Association LOGO
14 September --
Reno National Championship Air Races, Reno, NV

-- I’ll be doing two booksignings of “WINGS OF FIRE” at the High Sierra Chapter of The Ninety-Nines’ booth, tentatively scheduled for 9-10 am and 1-2 pm. Visit for more info.

I live just 40 minutes from Reno, but I’ve never been to the Air Races--an inexcusable omission that I plan to correct this year (I actually planned to go last year, but the September 11 terrorist attacks and the subsequent grounding of VFR aircraft led to cancellation). I finally did see the racecourse at Stead Airport near Reno, and believe me, you will be right in the middle of the action. See you there! Skybird: Reno Lake Tahoe Dot Com

19-22 September --
Great Basin Book Festival,

Reno, NV, downtown. I’ll be participating in some panels and forums on writing. Visit for more info

1 October --
Book #16 gets underway.

It’s due by June 2003. I’ll keep everyone posted on its progress! Skybird: La Jolla Writers Conference
18-21 October --
La Jolla Writers Conference,

La Jolla, CA. I’ll be a keynote speaker, give a lecture or two on writing, and I’ve offered to give 15-minute consultations on story ideas, manuscripts, the writing biz, etc. Visit for more details. Skybird: Vegas Valley Book Festival

1-2 November --
Vegas Valley Book Festival,

Promenade Park, Henderson, NV
-- Visit: for more details Skybird: Reno Film Festival
1 November --
Reno Film Festival,

Reno, NV.
My good friend, producer Craig Questa, is one of the organizers. Visit: for more info.

16-18 November --
Solano County Book Fair & Authors Luncheon,

Fairfield, CA
to benefit Solano County Public Libraries and reading programs, Napa Valley, CA

Thanks for all your e-mail! Keep them coming at

See you in October! GBA, Dale…

Robert Gottlieb
Trident Media Group
(212) 262-4810

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