Carl Addison Swanson is an award winning and best selling author of 56 books including the highly acclaimed Hush McCormick series, the Tug Christian thrillers, Scooter mysteries, Ian Fletcher legal series, Justin Carmichael nostalgic memoirs, five books of short stories and five stand alone books.  He has co-authored eight books with editor Jo Ann Miller. Three of his works have been optioned to the film industry.  Swanson, after decades in the legal arena in southern Texas including a Presidential Citation for his work during the Savings & Loan crisis, now lives and writes in Connecticut and Bermuda.  ALL OF HIS WRITINGS are available on

His latest, WOKE UP DEAD, is available on Christmas Day, 2018.