Author Profile


ROMAN NEWELL was born in the Rogue River Valley of Southern Oregon. He received his undergraduate education from the United States Military Academy at West Point where he majored in Arabic Studies and concentrated in Mechanical Engineering. He commissioned into the United States Army as an infantry officer and served honorably in the prestigious 82nd Airborne Division. His two deployments took him to austere outposts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today he is a major in the Army Reserves. He relishes new challenges which have often included marathons and various endurance events. His running has taken him around the world: from a marathon in Jordan to the streets of Paris. He spent time working with native Arabic speakers in 2007 and relied on these skills during his time abroad in 2009-10. He has a passion for skydiving, a scuba diving certification, and is working on bringing forth his own podcast. World travel will always hold a special place but he loves the coastal mountains of Oregon and spends most of his time with his favorite Belgian Malinois, Zima. Roman writes from wherever he is, and never stays put too long. He is working on his next book.

"I can't guarantee that you will know when you are doing good writing. But I can promise that you will know when you are becoming a better writer, because there will be a string of revolutions that happen inside you"

~ Roman Newell ~

"Live first so you have something to write about."

~ Roman Newell

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