John Miles is a retired USMC Lieutenant Colonel and former college professor who now writes and delivers lectures about historical topics to groups. In addition to his novel about Vikings coming to America, Magnus Saga Beyond Vinland, John is a multiple-time published author in professional journals and periodicals that cover history. These magazines include the Marine Corps Gazette, American frontiersman, The Highlander, Military History, Ireland’s Own, Scotland Magazine, and Military History Quarterly. He received his M.A. degree in Military Studies from American Military University and his B.A. degree in Anthropology with a minor in History from Texas A&M University.