Charles Patton began his writing career with a screenplay that qualified him for a Master Screenwriter’s class at Maine Media Workshops. After honing the screenplay in the class, he won the Florida Motion Picture and Television Associations’ award for year 2000 for the best unpublished screenplay for the state of Florida. He also wrote a column for five years for the monthly entertainment newspaper, Focus-In.
His first book, Colt Terry, Green Beret, was published by Texas A&M University Press in October 2005. His second book, Storming the Castle Bridge, was published by Xlibris in 2007. He was recognized by the University of Illinois for his biography of Colt Terry.
In addition to his writing career and a full time position as an executive in the resort development industry, he has climbed mountains, attained the rank of 4th degree black belt and Master Instructor in Tae Kwon Do, trained scuba instructors, and led the design and development of five large real-time, online computer systems. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in Marketing and Economics and a B.S. in Mathematics and Psychology from University of Illinois.
With his beautiful wife, he has a great daughter and son-in-law with two granddaughters and a wonderful son and daughter-in-law with three grandsons.