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NaNoWriMo- Be Inspired: Novelists Claude Berube and Steven Phillips discuss their process

November 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Claude Berube is the author of the Connor Stark novels – THE ADEN EFFECT (Naval Institute Press, September 2012) and SYREN’S SONG )Naval Institute Press, November 2015.) He earned his B.A. in History and Soviet Studies, his M.A. in History from Northeastern University, and his M.A. in National Security Studies from the Naval War College.  He is currently writing his doctoral dissertation through the University of Leeds on Andrew Jackson’s Navy.

He was a 2004 Brookings Institution LEGIS Fellow and a 2010 Maritime Security Studies Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. An intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, he has served on active duty assignments in Europe and deployed to the Persian Gulf in 2004-2005 with Expeditionary Strike Group Five.

He has co-authored two books: “A Call to the Sea: Captain Charles Stewart of the USS Constitution” (Potomac Books, 2005) and “Congress: Games and Strategies” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007 & 2009). He is the co-editor of “Maritime Private Security: Market Responses to Piracy, Terrorism and Waterborne Security Risks in the 21st Century
” (Routledge, 2012) His articles have appeared in The Washington Times, Forbes.com, The Christian Science Monitor, Jane’s Intelligence Review, Orbis, Small Wars Journal, Vietnam


Stephen Phillips is a 1992 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Special Operations Officer and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician at EOD Mobile Units Six, Eight, and Ten. Steve is the author of “The Recipient’s Son” and the award-winning novel, “Proximity.


November 3, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm