Kenneth Sewell, a Cold War Era submarine veteran, has worked on projects sponsored by the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, and Defense Advanced Research Projects, as well as the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. On these projects he was involved in the development of advanced materials for use in the fields of nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, aerospace, stealth technology, and military technology. He is the author of the recently released Red Star Rogue .
Sewell served in both the Pacific and Atlantic aboard the nuclear espionage submarine USS Parche (SSN-683) when it was assigned to the Navy's top-secret Submarine Development Group One.
He graduated from the Navy's nuclear engineering program, and holds degrees in mechanical engineering and management from Columbus Technical Institute. Since 1981, he has worked around the world on numerous secret projects involving nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and aerospace technology. He is a former vice president of engineering for Tokyo Tokusho NECCO, Inc., and is currently a senior instructor for the Emerson Network Corporation.
Clint Richmond, a #1 New York Times best-selling author, has more than 30 years of professional writing experience as a nonfiction book author, newspaper reporter, and freelance magazine journalist. He was the collaborating writer with author Ken Sewell on the recently released, nonfiction Red Star Rogue . He has published books on a wide range of topics, from domestic terrorism and true crime to pop psychology and celebrity biography.
Prior to becoming a freelancer in 1981, Richmond covered the Cuban Missile Crisis while serving as military affairs editor for a Texas daily, and was on the reportorial team assigned to cover the visit of President John F. Kennedy to Dallas on November 22, 1963. Consequently, he was one of the key reporters to cover the assassination of President Kennedy, and was the Dallas Times Herald 's lead criminal courts reporter during the Jack Ruby murder trial. Later, as a freelance journalist, he was a Rocky Mountain regional correspondent for People Weekly, and has been a contributing writer to TIME , Newsweek, and numerous other magazines and major daily newspapers.
Richmond served in Korea with the 24th Infantry Division as reconnaissance liaison to an Australian infantry regiment, and with the lst Cavalry Division and the 11 th Cavalry Regiment. He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).