About Luis E. Rosas

Luis Rosas was inspired to write by the imagery, prose, and themes of classics like Sherlock Holmes, Atlas Shrugged, and The Old Man and the Sea, as well as modern works like the Harry Potter series, The Kite Runner, and Redeployment. His interests reading and writing in the thriller genre were influenced by the works of great authors like Tom Clancy, David Baldacci, Jack Carr, Lisa Gardner, Hank Phillipi Ryan, and Jason Matthews among others. His debut novel, A Savage Joy, reflects unique elements the authors mentioned brought into the printed word and the emotions evoked by inspirational classics. He hopes to add his own elements to the genre and his works featured among those of his inspirational and esteemed writers.

Outside thrillers, Luis also enjoys writing in other genres. His middle grade speculative fiction stories, Captain Gaston and the Ten Mysterious Islands, are based on bedtime stories he created for his two most devoted fans. Other more mature fictional projects are influenced by the hardships of both leaving and returning from war, the toll it takes on relationships, and the uncomfortable readjustment of “coming home.” When not writing or reading fiction, Luis enjoys reading historical non-fiction, biographies, and analytical works on current events.

Luis is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and continues to serve his country. Since 9/11, Luis has served overseas in the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas with a degree in International Relations and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

Luis has lived in the Washington, DC region and the United Kingdom, but is still proud of his Texas roots and his birth city of Laredo. Luis currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife and children, their black Labrador Sniffles, and chocolate cocker spaniel Wookie.

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