Jack Badelaire first began writing online in 2005, moderating a message board dedicated to Men’s Adventure paperbacks of the ‘60s through the ‘80s. He created The Post Modern Pulp blog in 2007 and the fantasy, science-fiction, and wargaming blog Tankards & Broadswords in 2008. In 2011, Badelaire published his first fictional work, the horror short story “Rivalry”, through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing. In 2012, he published his first novel, KILLER INSTINCTS, followed shortly thereafter by OPERATION ARROWHEAD, the first in his successful WW2 British Commando series. Badelaire has since written seven other novels, three novellas, and multiple short stories, mostly in the field of historical adventure fiction.
Jack Badelaire has a bachelor’s degree in Film and Television Production with a minor in Classical Studies, and a master’s degree in Computer Information Systems and IT Project Management. He currently works full-time as an IT support services manager at a large university in Boston. For the last several years, Badelaire has taught part-time through a local adult and community education program. There, he focuses on teaching blogging and self-publishing, with the goal of helping new authors navigate through the process of digital and print-on-demand book production and distribution.
Jack Badelaire has a passion for history, particularly the ancient and medieval periods, as well as the history of warfare and the evolution of military weapons and technologies. He’s been a role-playing games enthusiast since 1993, and also enjoys tabletop miniature wargaming. An avid reader all his life, Badelaire collects vintage paperback novels, and his favorite authors include Robert E. Howard, Edward Abbey, Bernard Cornwell, Dan Abnett, Craig Thomas, Brian Garfield, and Alistair MacLean.