Jon E. Mica was born in 1959 in Mt. Clements, Michigan, and has lived most all his life in upstate N.Y. Graduated from Liverpool High School in 1977, and since then has been married twice. Jon has one child who was diagnosed with ASD in 2000. Currently living in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Jon enjoys writing, cycling, and playing chess.
Geoffrey Gilson was for 10 years active in the British Conservative Party, up to and including the national level. He trained as a lawyer, and pursued a commercial career in public relations. Currently, he is focusing on his creative interests, and resides in a small mill town in central North Carolina, where he also advocates on social justice issues.
Ari Ben-Menashe was born in Tehran, Iran, to an Iraqi-Jewish family, and served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), in signals intelligence. He was a civilian employee of the External Relations Department of IDF Military Intelligence and was a special intelligence advisor to Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. He now lives in Canada.
Len Colodny was a longtime political activist in the Washington, D.C. area and a successful small businessman before he embarked on his research for Silent Coup. He has had a long and unique history with The Washington Post, and its longtime investigative reporter and editor, Bob Woodward. He lives in Tampa, FL.
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Sherwood Kent is an investigative researcher. Due to concerns for his personal safety, the author does not make public appearances but is available for radio interviews. He lives near Tupelo, Mississippi.
William Matson Law has written for the research periodicals the Kennedy Assassination Chronicles and theDealey Plaza Echo, is producer of the forthcoming film The Gathering, and currently serves as a consultant to film director Brian McKenna for his upcoming documentary Killing Kennedy. He lives in central Oregon.
Alex Constantine is an investigative journalist, the online editor of The Constantine Report, and the author of several books, including The Essential Mae Brussell: Investigations of Fascism in America, The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders, and The Covert War Against Rock. He lives in Ocala, Florida
Wendy S. Painting, PhD, is a professor of U.S. history at Empire State College and works as a freelance investigative researcher. Her extensive and seminal investigatory research into the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and Timothy McVeigh distinguishes her as a leading national expert on both subjects. She coauthored and coproduced the 2011 documentary film, A Noble Lie: Oklahoma City 1995. She lives in Rochester, New York.
Fernando Faura was born in Puerto Rico, and graduated cum laude with a degree in journalism from the California State University, Northridge. Early in his career he was correspondent forMillionaire Magazine and Diario de la Tarde, Mexico City’s largest daily newspaper. In 1967 he joined THE HOLLYWOOD CITIZENS NEWS and began a front-page series of articles exposing large scale Medi-Cal/Medicare abuses. For this he was nominated a Pulitzer Prize. The 1968 presidential campaign saw him tour the country as press director and advance man for presidential candidate Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Returning to the Hollywood Citizens News Faura published two exposes that lead to an invitation to testify at U.S. senate hearings. Fernando was won awards from the Press Club, the National Newspaper Publishers Association, three commendations from the Los Angles Board of Supervisors, and an award for “Outstanding Journalism” from the Hollywood Citizens News. He maintains residences in Cancun, Mx and California.
Researcher and writer Carter Plymton Hydrick is considered by many the leading expert on the history of surrendered U-boat U-234 and its cargo of enriched uranium, which he tracked into the Manhattan Project and the Hiroshima bomb. He has served as director of corporate communications for a Fortune 500 company, and as global marketing programs manager for one of the largest computer companies in the world. He makes his home near Houston, Texas with his wife Kris. They are the parents of four and grandparents of fourteen at this printing.