Team, Another note to update you on Book 2, The Black Scorpion Pilot! We are close to a year in the review process at the Department of Defense, much longer than originally planned. You may recall The Devil Dragon Pilot took about 6-months for approval, and The Black Scorpion Pilot will soon be over a year. The Review… Read more »
Last month, I attended an incredibly moving night in supporting veterans with Canine Companions for Independence and Andrea McCarren at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. SIDE BY SIDE: AN EVENING WITH VETERANS and THEIR SERVICE DOGS was a special event to honor the dedication, sacrifice and the journey of our nation’s veterans. Thank you… Read more »
Thank you for a tremendous year in 2017! Looking forward to staying connected with you on Facebook in 2018! Happy New Year! Cheese
Ford Stevens fans may be interested in reading this article…you’ll soon be reading about the topic of cyber hijacking in The Black Scorpion Pilot: Book 2! Read the article here from The Daily Beast.
Updated in March 2018 for a summer 2018 release! ————————– Team, Just a quick note to update you on Book 2, The Black Scorpion Pilot! The review process at the Department of Defense has gone longer than originally planned. The Devil Dragon Pilot took six months for approval, and The Black Scorpion Pilot is… Read more »
Thank you to reader William Chocker for sending in his recent pictures of The Devil Dragon Pilot from Manhattan, New York City! Two great shots from Times Square and one from Washington Square Park. Thanks, William. Fantastic!
Thanks for reading the book at Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA! Fantastic pics! Thank you, readers. The Black Scorpion Pilot is coming soon, too!
The Devil Dragon Pilot audiobook is now available on iTunes here! Thank you for the support!
Listen to narrator Christopher Raab tell The Devil Dragon Pilot story, complete with special accents and thrilling sound effects. It’s 15 hours of excitement! Your books are wherever you are with their Audible free app—at home, in the car, and at work. Even if you switch from your iPad to your phone, you’ll never lose your… Read more »
Seeking Devil Dragon Pilot Readers! Need your Aviation Photos for Instagram!
Based upon a reader’s idea (Bob Jefferies), I am seeking your photos taken from the air for The Devil Dragon Pilot Instagram account. If you have cockpit or airborne photos you would like to submit, I’ll post for you, along with your name, onto the Instagram site. They can be air to ground, air to air, you… Read more »
Military Aviation Novel “The Devil Dragon Pilot” Focuses on Decision-Making
In a recent conversation with a reader who was getting ready to finish “The Devil Dragon Pilot”, I was asked about decision-making in the cockpit. She asked me about how pilots know what to do and when, during a flight. My answer? It depends. As she read in the book, it also depended for both… Read more »
Author Lawrence A. Colby Interviewed on Jerry Traughber’s Where Woodworking and Entrepreneurship Meet
November 6, 2016: I was honored to be interviewed for Mr. Jerry Traughber’s Design website titled “Where Woodworking and Entrepreneurship Meet” website. Jerry is a motivated and avid reader, aggressive fan of military aircraft, and was kind enough to write about “The Devil Dragon Pilot” during two of his recent posts. Thank you for your kind words, Jerry!
Amazon.com: Military Aviation Book “The Devil Dragon Pilot” now available!
The Devil Dragon Pilot is now available on Amazon! Read it today! Thank you for all the support!
Group Reading Guide
Get reading with your Book Club! I’m happy to provide a Group Reading Guide for The Devil Dragon Pilot, one that can be downloaded and printed for your use. It involves a few short Q&A questions, followed by ten (10) questions that you can use next time your Book Club meets. The goal for the… Read more »
#1 NY Times Best Selling Author and Financial Planner Ric Edelman to announce “The Devil Dragon Pilot” Book Release on National Radio Show
Ric Edelman, the #1 NY Times Best Selling Author and Financial Planner, will be announcing the release of “The Devil Dragon Pilot” on his national radio show in December! I’m honored, Ric! Thank you! Our main character, Captain Ford Stevens, is a fan of Ric Edelman. In one scene, after getting picked up by the… Read more »
Aviation Book Features Gulfstream G650ER
The book “The Devil Dragon Pilot” features a variety of U.S. and Chinese military aircraft, but one corporate aircraft that I write about extensively is the Gulfstream 650ER. Fictionally borrowed from Corning, Inc. of Corning, New York, our main character Captain Ford Stevens does some remarkable stuff with this jet. This model of the Gulfstream… Read more »
Author Lawrence A. Colby Interviewed on “Ready For Take-Off Podcast”
I had the honor and privilege of talking about aviation on the Ready For Takeoff Podcast with Captain George Nolly recently. We discussed everything from military flight training to the C-130 to the upcoming release of The Devil Dragon Pilot. George Nolly launched his aviation career at 17 while still in high school. An appointment to the… Read more »
The Birth of Jojo Rising
Our main character Ford Stevens grew up in China with his American family, and moved around a lot due to his father’s career with the oil company. In order to explain “Jojo Rising”, it is worth mentioning the background on how the phrase was born to both Ford and his Chinese best friend, Wu Lee. In… Read more »
World, meet Captain Ford Stevens
Ford Stevens is a pilot’s pilot. All he wanted to do since he was a young was get into a cockpit. Perhaps explore the world a bit, to understand it…to experience flight in different cultures and be in the sky. He traveled globally with family as his father was moved around for his corporate career,… Read more »