The Author of The Father

Award winning author, Brett Williams earned his Bachelor of Science in physics from the University Of Iowa. He worked as a radar engineer for LTV Aerospace in Dallas, Texas on the first autonomous radar guided SDI interceptor, now fielded in production as Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 anti-missile missile. He later worked on holographic synthetic aperture radar at the Houston Advanced Research Center. Williams left Houston for Southern California and closer proximity to the West Coast realism art market. There he created landscape oil paintings for galleries in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Dallas as he explored the Sierras. Failing the bohemian life he reestablished the technology connection through software consultation across the LA basin, Orange and Ventura counties. Contract flexibility allowed him to frequent Japan, The Yucatan, and Europe, home to the philosophers he has studied for the last two decades. Williams returned to Lockheed Martin and its Advanced Systems Design Syndicate (ASDS) for radio frequency and electro-optical sensor applied research and development. At ASDS Williams was granted 21 US patents. He was awarded Lockheed Martin MFC's Inventor Of The Year in 2008. In 2013 he left ASDS to focus on writing, landscape painting in the Hudson River School tradition, hiking America's National Parks and world travel. He has six children – Cooty, Smokey, Isaac Newton, Scooby, Tiger and Abby – all from different mothers. The Father is his debut novel, and 2014 Global eBook Award winner in New Adult Fiction.

The Author
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