Blaine Pardoe is an award winning author of numerous books in the science fiction, military non-fiction, true crime, paranormal, and business management genre’s.  He has appeared on a number of national television and radio shows to speak about his books.  Pardoe has been a featured speaker at the US National Archives, the United States Navy Museum, and the New York Military Affairs Symposium.  He was awarded the State History Award in 2011 by the Historical Society of Michigan and is a silver medal winner from the Military Writers Society of America in 2010.  Mr. Pardoe is also a member of the League of WWI Aviation Historians.  

His books have even been mentioned  on the floor of the U.S. Congress.  His works have been printed in six languages and he is recognized world-wide for his historical and fiction works.  

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  1. Kevin Grant

    I am looking forward to your book on Mrs. Zick. She was my neighbor (she lived on Jono Road, we lived on the corner of Jono and South Wattles Road). I remember the day we came home from school to find police everywhere! Mom kept us indoors the rest of the day so we wouldn’t interfere. Where did you live in Wattles Park?

  2. Ted Remington

    Juts finished reading Va Creeper.

    Excellent, but needs editing.

    The thing I saw over and over was alter instead of altar. But there’s a lot of other stuff.

    Still, a damned fun read.If you need editor help let me know.

    1. Author and Historian Blaine L. Pardoe

      Thanks Ted. I thought that problem had been resolved long ago. I’ll let the publisher know – though they are in the process of shutting down operations.

  3. Blaine, a question from a hobbhyist author. When you started writing, did you have a day job and wrote at night / weekends and if so, how long did it take you to break through to full time writing?

    1. I also suffer from fat finger keyboarditis…

      Blaine, a question from a hobbyist author. When you started writing, did you have a day job and wrote at night / weekends and if so, how long did it take you to break through to full time writing?

      1. Author and Historian Blaine L. Pardoe

        I DO work full-time at a major account firm. I write at night and on the weekends. I’m just a very fast typist and fairly productive. It would be difficult, at this stage, to write full-time.

  4. I would like to speak to you about coaching me or writing with me about another Michigan murder. It’s a story I’ve been wanting to tell for more than 30 years and I think you might find it interesting as well. I’m a journalism major from CMU, 1981. I would like to talk on the phone sometime. If interested, send me an email. Thank you.

  5. Michelle Hanley

    In your book the murder of Maggie Hume you incorrectly spelled my sisters name Diana Hanley you spelled it Henley page 134. As well her fiance Darrell not Darryl. Anything to do with my sister is very personnel . Not sure if you can correct this for future publishings . She derserves it

    1. Author and Historian Blaine L. Pardoe

      Thank you – we will try and get the correction in a future printing. It’s always an issue when working off of police reports.

  6. Mr. Pardoe,

    Growing up in the 1990s, I found your books after playing MechWarrior 2, and I was hooked on the BattleTech universe from the first page. You and the other authors opened a door of wonder to a boy in a time that was very difficult for me. As a teen, your books, and the books of the BattleTech universe, served as a welcomed escape from loneliness, depression, and daily fights with an over-bearing mother.

    Now, as an adult, I can look back fondly at the BattleTech/MechWarrior series with happy memories. I loved every single book that was written. I still have about 60 of them, and I still enjoy reading them from time to time.

    One book of yours that stands out is “Roar Of Honor”. That book was responsible for introducing me to bagpipe music, and the song “The Scottish Soldier”. I still have the book as well.

    So thank you. I love the books and the BattleTech Universe. And I look forward to future BattleTech projects from you.


  7. Hellsteed

    Hello Mr Pardoe
    Recently I have seen some new books from Battletech, one from Stackpole and another one from Jennifer Brozek called BattleTech: Iron Dawn: Book 1 of the Rogue Academy Trilogy (BattleTech YA). Are this books a new wave of battletech universe? I ask because you havent comment on them as you did on the other books. Cheers.

    1. I believe that two of Mike’s novellas are new, but are set in the 3025-ish era. Iron Dawn Book one is set right around the time of Shattered Fortress. I try and not comment on other author’s books in the universe. Everybody has fans and detractors. I’m excited about Jennifer’s series since it is targeting young adults and has potential to bring in new fans to BattleTech.

  8. Brad Bowditch

    Mr. Pardoe,

    I am reading “Terror of the Autumn Skies” and loving it! I teach History and Government and like to fill my few empty moments with a good book. This seems to be a subject you enjoyed researching and writing about and I just want to say, “Thank You!” BBowditch

  9. Hey, quick suggestion — it’d be nice if you added a search box on your site. You’re pretty prolific, so it took me roughly forever to find a post of yours I had liked from a couple years ago.

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