Dennis Berry

Welcome to my peripatetic life! 

Early on — think Vietnam — I was a communications officer in the Air Force, then a forester in Arkansas, Montana and California, then a writer for the Army Corps of Engineers, Saudi Aramco Oil Company, the Royal Saudi Navy, a few architecture and engineering firms, finally "retiring" from The Boeing Company.

Significant technical documents include Man, the Land and the River, a 17-volume US Army Corps of Engineers report about the many, often competing, demands for Columbia River water, and Civil Tiltrotors: Missions and Applications, a Boeing report to NASA that received the Society for Technical Communications’ national award as the Best Technical Publication of 1990.

While living in Astoria, Oregon, I wrote feature articles for The Daily Astorian and Chinook Observer, newspapers in Astoria and in Long Beach, Washington. 

But my first love is neither technical writing nor journalism; it's fiction — reading it, writing it. 

So far, I've written one book and co-written another; both are available from Amazon:

About Mommie Dearest (above)... 

My book is NOT the biography of Joan Crawford written by her daughter, which bears the same title. Understandably, some folks who ordered my book were irritated to receive a mystery set on Bainbridge Island, rather than the tell-all tale about Joan Crawford they thought they'd ordered. Sorry about that! 

In retrospect, I see I probably should have given my book a different title, but I'm not going to change it now. 

I DO hope that any disappointed customers asked for their money back; Amazon is good about issuing refunds.