Brian Castner – Former EOD Officer, Author and War Crimes Investigator
Brian Castner wanted to be an astronaut in the Air Force but landed himself in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community. He said he would’t trade it for the world. His experience during his multiple deployments shaped him as the writer he is today. He has written two military books, one about his own combat experience in Iraq and the other about a friend who died in Afghanistan.
After writing these books Brian wanted to write something different. He loves history and travel and pursued that genre with Disappointment River. A book about Alexander Mackenzie, a fur trader and his attempt to cross North America 14 years before Lewis and Clark. His most recent book, Stampede, gives a glimpse into the true realties of the history of the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush.
In addition to an author, Brian is a War Crimes Investigator for Amnesty International. Spending recent time in Afghanistan to investigate civilian casualties. Brian continues to write in both avenues and is currently looking for ideas for his next book. Stay tuned for what’s to come.
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