Charles W. Sasser has been a full-time freelance writer/journalist/photographer since 1979. He is a veteran of both the U.S. Navy as a journalist and U.S. Army, Special Forces, Green Berets, and is retired from the military after 29 years active and reserve service. A combat veteran and former combat correspondent wounded in action, he also served fourteen years as a police officer in Miami, Florida, and in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was a homicide detective. He has taught at universities, lectured nationwide, and traveled extensively throughout the world. His biography is included in Who's Who in the World. Charles Sasser is the author of more than 50 published books and 3,000 magazine articles and short stories, and is a regular columnist with The Storyteller Magazine. His writings have been translated into many languages.
In addition to his published books, he has been a contributor for a 12-book series of True Crime Books by Pinnacle, and a contributor for a 12-book series of Time/Life books, The New Face of War. His work has appeared in at least 20 anthologies.
At various times, Sasser has solo-canoed the Yukon; sailed the Caribbean; motorbiked across the continent; ridden camels in the Egyptian desert; floated the Amazon River; dived for pirate treasure; ridden horses across Alaska; motorcycled Europe; climbed Mt. Rainier; run with the bulls in Spain; chased wild mustangs; and guided missionaries into the Algerian outback. In 1986, he was a finalist to fly into space with NASA's Journalist-in Space Project. In 2001, he set a world's record by making the first transcontinental flight in an ultralite Powered Parachute aircraft.
He has been a professional rodeo clown and bronc rider; professional kick boxer; skydiver and Scuba diver; college professor; newspaperman; and anthropologist. He does dinner theater and has starred in The Odd Couple as Felix; and in the plays, The Foreigner; The Cemetery Club; A Golden Fleecing; Never Too Late, and others.
Charles Sasser writes full-time and runs a horse ranch near Chouteau, Oklahoma, where he trains and breeds registered quarter horses and competes in rodeos.
BA in History/Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
No Gentle Streets. Port Washington, NY: Ashley Books, 1984.
The Walking Dead: a Marine's Story of Vietnam. With Craig Roberts. New York: Pocket Books, 1989.
One Shot-One Kill. With Craig Roberts. New York: Pocket Books, 1990.
Homicide! New York: Pocket Books, 1990.
The 100th Kill. New York: Pocket Books, 1992.
Shoot To Kill. New York: Pocket Books, 1994.
Always a Warrior. New York: Pocket Books, 1994.
In Cold Blood: Oklahoma’s Most Notorious Murders. Tulsa, OK : Consolidated Press International, 1994.
Last American Heroes. With Michael Sasser. New York: Pocket Books, 1994.
Smoke Jumpers. New York: Pocket Books, 1996.
First SEAL. With Roy Boehm. New York: Pocket Books, 1997.
At Large: The Life and Crimes of Randolph Franklin Dial. New York: St. Martin’s, 1998.
Fire Cops. With Michael Sasser. New York: Pocket Books, 1998.
Doc: Platoon Medic. With Daniel E. Evans. New York: Pocket Books, 1998.
Operation No Man’s Land. Writing as Mike Martell. New York: Avon, 2000.
Liberty City. Baltimore: AmErica, 2000.
Arctic Homestead. With Norman Cobb. New York: St. Martin’s, 2000.
Taking Fire. With Ron Alexander. New York: St. Martin’s 2001.
Raider. New York: St. Martin’s, 2002.
Detachment Delta: Punitive Strike. New York: Avon, 2002.
Detachment Delta: Operation Iron Weed. New York: Avon, 2003.
Detachment Delta: Operation Deep Steel. New York: Avon, 2003.
Detachment Delta: Operation Aces Wild. New York: Avon, 2004.
Detachment Delta: Operation Cold Dawn. New York: Avon, 2005.
Encyclopedia of Navy SEALS. New York: Facts on File, 2002.
Magic Steps to Writing Success. Denton, TX : AWOC.COM, 2003.
Hill 488. With Ray Hildreth. New York: Pocket Books, 2003.
Crosshairs on the Kill Zone. With Craig Roberts. New York: Pocket Books, 2004.
Going Bonkers: The Wacky World of Cultural Madness. Denton, TX : AWOC.COM, 2004.
Patton’s Panthers. New York: Pocket Books, 2005.
Dark Planet. Palm Beach, FL : Medallion Press, 2005.
At Large: The Life and Crimes of Randolph Franklin Dial. Revised ed. New York: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 2005.
OSS Commando: Final Option. New York: Avon, 2007.
The Shoebox: Letters for the Season. By Nancy Shoemaker. Edited by Charles W. Sasser. Denton, TX : AWOC.COM, 2007.