One of my readers asked how I came up with the plot for Half of Faith, my debut novel and first in the Josh Morgan Series. I wrote the initial draft well over twenty years ago. It was loosely inspired by the first Gulf War with Iraq. I manufactured the notion of a second Gulf War to enable some of the elements of the story. When an actual second war with Iraq transpired, I completely reworked the backstory to shift the adversary to a fictional government in Saudi Arabia. I’ve retooled many of the characters and scenarios through the years to come up with the published version.