Friday, June 25, 2021

June 25, 2020 - WV Author of the Month

Brooke County Libraries are proud to present out WV Author of the Month! The pick for June 2021 is Stephen Coonts.

Stephen Coonts is an American author who is know for his thriller and suspense novels. Coonts was originally an aviator in the US Army during the Vietnam War, which he has parlayed into his current career as a novelist. The majority of his books have made their way to the New York Times Bestseller List.

Stephen Coonts grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia, a small coal mining town. Following high school graduation, he earned a B.A. degree in political science at West Virginia University in 1968. After joining the Navy upon graduation and then going to Officer Candidate School, Coonts went to flight school at Naval Air Station Pensacola and earned his wings as a Naval Aviator in 1969.

After leaving active duty, Coonts pursued a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree at the University of Colorado, graduating in 1979. He then worked as a lawyer for several oil and gas companies, pursuing his writing interests in his free time.

Coonts began writing Flight of the Intruder in 1984, with the book being published by the US Naval Institute Pressin 1986. 

Published August 13, 2019. Stephen Coonts' newest thriller, The Russia Account, pits the CIA's Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini against a murderous international financial conspiracy that leaves a trail of death and corruption in its wake. From a small branch bank in Estonia to the highest reaches of the Kremlin, to the halls of Congress and perhaps even to the White House and CIA itself....

Check out some of Mr. Coonts' work at either of our locations or online with our ebook site WV Reads!

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