Born and raised in Texas City, Author Hugh Simpson graduated from
Texas City High School. He then attended Sam Houston State University,
earning a degree in Criminal Justice, followed by a military
career that serves as inspiration for his writing.
It was at this point that Simpson’s career really ‘took-off’ quite lit erally,
as he became an aviator and earned his wings in 1981. He
has flown H46 E’s, UH-1N’s and AH1-W helicopters. He was also a
Forward Air Controller and a Battalion Air Officer. He was part of the
“the largest Marine Corps helicopter operation in history” and served
a total of 20 years with the military, during which he was “deployed
to West Pac twice and joined Mag 26 to deploy for Desert Shield/
Along with being in the military, Simpson is also a successful businessman.
In 1992, after leaving active duty, he started a telecommunications
company that he ran from his home. After a series of
events, his telecommunications career came to a close in 2003, and
his career took a sharp turn as he became Business Manager of his
family law firm.
Throughout all of his career moves though, Simpson was writing.
He has been a writer for over 30 years. His newest book, Borderline
Decisions, is the first of a series. “I already have a few in the series
written, I’m just waiting for the right time to release them,” he told me.
Borderline Decisions follows Chuck Warden, a high-ranking military
commander, who is taken hostage by a Black Stone Mexican
Drug Cartel. In comes Colonel Hap “Kang” Stoner who takes action
into bringing Warden home. The story is filled with action, realism
and sense of not wanting to put it down until you read the final word.
Simpson explained that he uses his military experience and background
to create the stories he writes. Furthermore, he also uses his
writing to honor several military individuals throughout his books—
those still living and those who have passed on.
Simpson credits his team of 80 beta readers and a top editor for
helping him with his writing. “That editor spent 90 minutes with me
and completely turned my writing around,” Simpson told me. He also
told me that this particular editor said to him, “Simpson, you are a
complex writer.” And what does this mean? It means that he has lots
of characters and lots of activity in his books.
When he isn’t working, Simpson enjoys playing golf—“I’m not very
good”—and doing yard work on his three-acre lot.
He is a history and geo-political nut and insists that anyone who
enjoys geo-political stories and thrillers will enjoy this book. You can
head over to his website at http://hughdsimpson.com/, to purchase a
copy and leave a review of the book.
“I would like to give a shout-out to an avid Hap fan,” Simpson told
me. “And that is my mother, Ora June Simpson.”