High Praise for “Burning Shield”

This gripping biography of Jason Schechterle’s battle for life and justice celebrates the resilience of the human spirit while condemning corporate greed. In the telling of Schechterle’s story—from his becoming a Phoenix police officer to the March 26, 2001, auto accident that nearly killed him—Napoleon offers up suspenseful prose replete with all the crucial elements […]

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National Book Tour and Media 2014

• February 26 Casa Blanca Book Club: Scottsdale AZ • March 2 Feature profile as “The Arizona Republic Recommends” selection • March 12 & 13 Corporate Event: Baltimore, Maryland • March 26 National Public Radio “Here and Now” 11-noon: KJZZ Phoenix AZ   • March 28 Worldwide Launch, Changing Hands Bookstore: Tempe AZ

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Coming February 2014

“Sad, exciting, life-changing and emotional, Burning Shield: The Jason Schechterle Story is an amazing story of one man’s triumph over tragedy with the support of an entire community.” —Jack Ballentine, former homicide detective and author of Murder for Hire

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New Book Debut

“Faithfully documented… This true story reads like a novel.” That’s an advance review excerpt from my new book, a nonfiction biography, that’s now in production and scheduled for release in February 2014 by Avery Press. The book tells the amazing story of a rare individual; that’s all for now. Stay tuned!

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In addition to my own works, I write for-hire books, memoirs and corporate histories. On Saturday night, February 16, 2013, one of those corporate clients rolled out the red carpet and, for a night, gave me the celebrity author treatment. The project and the big book launch imparted several other valuable lessons. The book I […]


New Tricks

I’m an old dog. Not literally, of course, but anyone who can remember the dawn of cable television—with that utlilitarian black channel changer box the size of a small watermelon, which had to sit prominently on the 200-pound wood grain finish TV—is ancient in our nano-second world of changing technology. So as a lifelong book […]

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Thumbs Up from Kirkus Reviews

Here’s the full text of my latest book review from Kirkus Reviews: A fast-paced tale of justice in action and a remarkably accurate portrait of a trial lawyer’s daily grind. In Napoleon’s novel, a struggling lawyer befriends a local bail bondsman and takes on a case that will change his life. Fresh out of law […]

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