After a long and eventful military career, including battalion command in Vietnam and four tours as an intelligence officer and Russian foreign area specialist in Europe during the Cold War,Colonel Steger traded sword for a second career in academia and is now Professor Emeritus of history at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas. He is the author of Sebastian’s Way, a tale of adventure, duty, honor, and love in the eighth century during the time of Charlemagne. The novel came from his experiences during fourteen years in Europe and from his love of teaching medieval history. An avid hiker, Steger recently walked across Spain on The Camino de Santiago in memory of Mary Jo, his wife of many years. He has five grown and gifted children and lives and writes in rural Kansas.