Jeff Edwards is a retired U.S.
Navy Chief Petty Officer, and an Anti-Submarine Warfare Specialist. He is currently working as an expert
civilian advisor to the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, and Naval Space Warfare Systems Command.
A combat veteran, Jeff is a recipient of the Combat
Action Ribbon, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, campaign ribbons for Operation Desert Shield/Desert
Storm, the liberation of Kuwait, and numerous other medals and citations. His naval career spanned more
than two decades and half the globe - from chasing Soviet nuclear attack submarines during the cold war to launching cruise
missiles in the Persian Gulf. Jeff Edwards is the author of Torpedo: A Surface Warfare Thriller and The Boy: A
Fifth Grade Anthology.
According to the book description
of Torpedo: A Surface Warfare Thriller, “An accident at a German nuclear plant, an illegal
arms deal, and a biological warfare attack on the British Embassy in Washington, DC, combine to ignite an international crisis
that threatens to draw Western Europe, the Middle East, and the United States into all-out war. To prevent it, a handful of
U.S. Navy destroyers and frigates must track down and destroy a Wolfpack of state-of-the-art submarines. The enemy is a NATO
Ally: trained in U.S. naval warfare tactics, skilled in deception, and thoroughly lethal. Out-gunned, out-maneuvered, and
out-thought, the crews of the U.S. Navy ships must become as devious as their enemies.”
According to the book description of The Boy: A
Fifth Grade Anthology, “THE BOY is a collection of stories written by fifth grade students at Ellwood
P. Cubberley Elementary School in San Diego, CA. Each child was given the same opening paragraph, and asked to finish the
story using his or her own ideas and imagination. Award winning novelist, Jeff Edwards presented the challenge during a writers
workshop in the classroom of Mrs. Eliza Till. With the help of Mrs. Till and Mrs. Maria Edwards, President of American Authors
Association, the class spent several weeks developing and refining their stories. This book is the result of creativity, personal
effort, and teamwork. The fifth graders are pleased to present you with THE BOY.”