R. Casteel's Life:
For those of you who may not know of R Casteel, here is a short biography that will tell you a little bit about the man, his life, and most of all, the substance behind his writing.
Romance author R. Casteel retired from the US Navy in 1990. He enjoys the outdoors, hunting, wood-working, loves to scuba dive, and is a Search and Rescue Diver. With twenty years of military service, which includes experience as flight crewman, search and rescue team member, and four years in the Military Police as a Military Police Officer, it is little wonder that R Casteel's books are filled with suspense and intrigue.
As to his ability to write romance, His works speak for themselves. From his very beautiful and poignant book The Crimson Rose, dedicated to the Marines who lost their lives in the October 23, 1983 Bombing in Beirut, to his racier novels such as Cherry Hill and Chameleon, Mr Casteel has talent and insight into what romance readers want.
He has traveled extensively while in the service, and even now he and his wife often go to Romania to visit with his wife's family. He has been to several of the resorts along the Black Sea even though the water is too cold for him to enjoy. He has visited the Carpathians and Dracula's Castle. Not only that, but the scenery from his mother-in-law's home is gorgeous, and the people are wonderful.
Mr. Casteel lives in his hometown of Lancaster, Missouri, with his lovely wife, Viorica. He raises Black Angus on the family farm as well as writes, and would love to hear from you.