Homer Hickam is the best-selling author of the "Coalwood" series of memoirs, the "Josh Thurlow" series of World War II fiction, and many other novels and non-fiction books. His many literary awards include the Clarence Cason Award for Non-Fiction, and the Appalachian Heritage Writer's Award for his memoirs and fiction. His memoir Rocket Boys was adapted into the film titled October Sky. Mr. Hickam, a Vietnam combat veteran, has also been a coal miner, scuba instructor, NASA engineer, paleontologist (two T.rexes to his credit!), and now a best-selling author. It's that latter accomplishment he likes the best. For more information on Mr. Hickam and his various careers and books and cats and everything else, please go to http://www.homerhickam.com.Read more Read less
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