T L Williams
T. L. Williams is a veteran Central Intelligence Agency Operations Officer with experience conducting and managing covert operations in Asia, Europe and Eastern Europe. He is the recipient of the American Political Science Association's Congressional Fellowship as well as a Tufts University Latin American Teaching Fellowship. Williams trained with Special Forces early in his career and subsequently supported the military around the globe. Prior to his tenure at CIA, Williams taught at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala City, worked for Bell Helicopter training the Imperial Iranian Army-Air Force in Esfahan, Iran and taught at Bunka University in Tokyo, Japan. His awards include the Nato Service Medal, CIA's Career Intelligence Medal, The Bosnian Service Medal and the National Intelligence Medal from the Government of Taiwan. The Ponte Vedra Beach-based writer holds degrees from Bridgewater State College, where he studied anthropology, philosophy and literature, the School for International Training, and Long Ridge Writer's Group. His award winning novel, Cooper's Revenge was published in 2013. The sequel, Unit 400 - The Assassins, which was released in January 2014 was awarded a 2014 Florida authors and Publishers President's Award. His third novel, Zero Day: China's Cyber Wars was published in February 2017, and is the recipient of the Florida Authors and Publishers Association's 2017 Presidents Gold Medal for fiction and the Florida Writer's Association's Silver Royal Palm Literary Award. He recently completed his fourth novel, The Last Caliph. Williams is a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, The Florida Authors and Publishers Association, The Florida Writers Association, The World Affairs Council, The Association of Former Intelligence Officers, American Pilgrims on the Camino, and Micklers Landing Turtle Patrol. He and his wife live in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.