During my 20 years in the US Navy, I spent long periods of time away from home, most of it on submarines, where I developed a great appreciation for the written word. Naval service also gave me an understanding for organization and processes. Following my first retirement, I spent the next 20 years in manufacturing as a manager until ultimately retiring. I have always had a busy mind, and to relax, I began creating what was to become the Britannia Empire in my head. I am now retired and living with my loving wife, Dundi, in the Dallas area of Texas. Our four children, Danielle, Kyle, Allison and Holly have been the inspiration for me to put my thoughts into words.
Ultimately my books are about personalities. I have tried to create characters people care about, and yes, that does mean that characters you get attached to die. Sorry—it cannot be helped; war sucks. The books include numerous space battles, and I tried to make them as realistic as possible. During my research, I discovered that space battles will likely be similar to battles fought during the age of sail. Two sailing ships sail past each other and blaze away at each other for two or three minutes, then spend the next hour getting turned around and headed back toward each other.
Finally, I am new at this and learning as I go. You can find me on Facebook at Fred Hughes Publishing. Drop me a line there, and I will get back to you.