D J Bodden
DJ Bodden is a writer and veteran Marine Corps pilot, currently working out of Geneva, Switzerland for a commodities firm. He read grown-up books at an inappropriate age, developed strong feelings about old videogames that have followed him throughout his life, and didn’t own a car until the age of 23, when he learned to drive and fly starting at the same time.
As a kid with a head full of other people’s stories, he decided he needed to gather a few of his own and joined the military. During the next thirteen years, he rode, rappelled out of, and flew planes and helicopters, got knocked out, cautioned, promoted, shot at, blew things up then rebuilt them, and met people from almost every walk of life imaginable.
He wrote his first book at the end of a combat deployment – producing a manuscript that still lives in a box somewhere – and spent the next few years trying to learn how to do it again the right way.
Now, with a few scars to show for it and his own stories tucked into his belt, he writes books for young-and-old adults who take their stories wide-scoped, high-staked, and a touch of “what if?”.