Clinton Aldrich is a graduate of The Citadel and served as a U.S. Army aviator and federal narcotics agent before retiring and starting an interview coaching business.  He is currently involved in various writing projects.

All of the author's royalties from A Republic's Rise will be paid directly to the Ashton's Hope Fund of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA). This fund cares for surrendered, abandoned and abused horses and farm animals. My regard for this fund stems from the adoption of a 28 year old Appaloosa named Moki. Partially blind and with medical issues, his care by MSPCA / Nevins Farm made it possible for him to find a 'forever home' and live out his days amongst other horses.