C. Bernard Huesing graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Business and Finance from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue. He was a consultant and CPA (IN #4414) with international accounting firms for more than ten years, He then owned and managed small manufacturing firms in the Midwest and founded a precision machining company.
Huesing is a member of the Historical Novel Society, the Florida Writers Association, the Civil War Round Table of Indiana, the Indiana Historical Society, and the Indiana Writers Center. He is a Life Member of Purdue's Presidents Council and the John Purdue Club.
Huesing served four years aboard the U.S. Navy destroyer, the U.S.S. Herbert J. Thomas, DDR 833, in the Far Pacific. His ship and crew members were with Task Force 77 in combat and received the Korean Presidential Unit Citation along with a number of other meritorious citations.
A long-distance runner, he has completed forty 26.2 mile marathons including seven Boston Marathons. Currently he is slowing down, jogging 5K's and spending more time writing and reading.
He attended the Northwestern University Summer Writers Conference, the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Conference, and the Midwest Writers Workshop five times. Recently, he attended the Pike's Peak Writers Conference at Colorado Springs for the second time.
He spoke about his new international spy thriller at another book club on April 10, 2019 in Indianapolis.
In 2019 he again attended the Midwest Writers Workshop at Ball State University.
Conferences in 2018 included the Midwest Writers Workshop in July and the Killer Nashville Writers Conference in August. The Killer Nashville Writers Conference was a first-timer for Huesing and he considers it one of the best he's attended over the years. "It had many noted mystery, crime and thriller writers from all over the country. Very well done!"
Huesing has written articles on business, hiking, and running. His novella, "The Trouble With Cass," was his first piece of fiction. This Civil War era murder mystery follows the incredible life of Cass Brooks, a beautiful, powerful, and resourceful woman. The gripping story with its bizarre twist leaves the reader eager for more.
Huesing has now completed and published a full-length novel, "Kill Abby White! Now!", a historical spy thriller set in the Roaring 20s, 30s, and early WWII. The international thriller is available at Amazon and Barns and Noble. David Peters said "Abby" is similar to the writings of David Baldacci . Please see killabbywhite.com.
In 2020 he completed a science fiction short story, If It Only Had a Brain. Two young scientists think they can give Alexa a real brain.
Huesing lives and writes in the rolling hills of central Indiana.
Huesing's new historical spy thriller, "Kill Abby White! Now!" has been released and is now available as an audio book in addition to print copies and eBook.
Abby White and her fellow interns at the Chicago Tribune set out to find the big scoop to cap their collegiate careers, but they find themselves embroiled in a deadly run-in with the mafia that will follow them around the globe. Circumstances persuade them to enter the world of spying as Europe marches toward World War II. The book delivers fast-paced, action-packed prose from Chicago's Capone to Hitler's Berlin.
There are several meetings between Foreign Correspondent, Abby White, and Adolf Hitler that have intriguing and revealing dialogues which are one of the many highlights of this great read.
Al Capone, and later Hitler, both say "Kill Abby White! Each has his own reason for seeing her dead.
Good News UPDATE (May 1, 2019) Audio Book
"Abby" is now available as an audio book on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes and at public libraries, It's just in time for summer road trips, a day at the beach or a walk on a wooded trail. The narrator and producer is Tom Calhoun Studios His studio has narrated a number of books for ACX, a division of Amazon. Tom has a great narrating voice and unique style. He is also a long time announcer for the St. Louis NHL hockey team. the Blues, and has done scores of commercial advertisements. In 2019 the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins to win the Stanley Cup. His website is www.paguytom.com.
UPDATE (April 20,2019) Purdue Connection
The Purdue Alumnus quarterly magazine highlighted Kill Abby White! Now! in the Spring, 2019 issue. The Alumnus has a quarterly circulation of 36,000 globally.
UPDATE (April 10, 2019) Author Event.
C. Bernard Huesing appeared at another Indianapolis book club on April 10., 2019. The author answered questions about his book, writing in general, and signed books.
GOOD NEWS (9/9/2018)
The global OnlineBookClub. org has given a rating of 4 out of 4 stars in their "Official Review" of Kill Abby White! Now!
Excerpts from the review said "This historical suspense was well-written and fast-paced. The author creatively crafted the plot around historically accurate events ....the characters were relatable and well-developed , especially the protagonist, Abby....I found no weakness to highlight this intriguing read."
JUDGE, 25TH ANNUAL WRITER'S DIGEST SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK AWARDS-2018
Judge's Commentary ---Excerpts
" I loved the cover image. Very slick and eye-catching...Some good action.p.26...Your descriptions are brief and vivid, p.39...You're obviously well-versed in the settings. The details are excellent, p.59...The little codes and messages of espionage are an entertaining element, p.135...A very interesting twist to bring in Hitler himself. Good imagination.p.149...I enjoy the complexity of your story, and your knowledge of history. p.179. Your dialogues are direct and natural. Good work. P.216...Exciting, suspenseful scene at p. 262. Well done. Judge#31.
2020 WRITER'S DIGEST ADDITIONAL COMMENTS----JUDGE 48
"Kill Abby White! Now! by C.B. Huesing was an intriguing book with a relatively fast pace and compelling story wrapped up in history......The dialogue too worked well within the story and captured each of the characters quite well....
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An exciting and romantic mystery set in the Civil War era. Cass Brooks is a beautiful, intelligent, and resourceful young woman with few scruples. An underlying murder plot with an unforgettable ending makes this a great read. Huesing's first book is available on Amazon and Goodreads and through Barns and Noble.
Trailer for "Kill Abby White! Now!"