Ed Kovacs is the author of the critically-acclaimed Cliff St. James mystery/crime series published by St. Martin’s Press. He spent two and half years living in New Orleans beginning in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and he co-founded a security company there that taught defensive tactics and other techniques. Ed has studied martial arts, holds many weapons-related licenses, certifications and permits, and is a certified medical First Responder. He is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, American Legion Post 299, the International Thriller Writers association, and the Mystery Writers of America.
Ed graduated from Southern Illinois University, having paid his tuition by working in a steel mill, driving a truck, and spinning records as a late-night jazz DJ on local radio.
Ed’s hobbies include meditation, target shooting, wine tasting, and motorcycling. He’s an amateur dowser and prospector and he collects WWII aviation memorabilia. He has studied with shamans, medicine chiefs, and chi gong masters on several continents.
He splits his time between his home in Asia and his aircraft hangar home at a Southern California airport.