Anderson has served the United States Marine Corps in many capacities, from artillery to teaching mountain warfare and arctic survival. Harp’s military work has taken him from the Arctic Circle and Fort Greely, Alaska, (where a typical day reaches 44 below zero), to the Persian Gulf, Central America, Europe, South Korea, and the Pentagon. As an office in the Marine Corps Reserve, he was mobilized for Operation Enduring Freedom and served with MarCent’s Crisis Action Team.
Anderson was the spearhead for the International Thriller Writer’s acclaimed “Operation Thriller.” Harp chaired and participated in the first USO author’s tour in its seventy-year history, which took fellow thriller writers and Anderson to meet troops in Iraq and Kuwait. He also was a member of the 2012 Operation Thriller Tour with tourmates Michael Connelly, Brad Meltzer, Joseph Finder and Kathy Antrim. He is the only author in the history of the USO to be invited to attend two tours. All of the Operation Thrillers to date have gone into hazardous duty locations to include the Persian Gulf and other undisclosed locations.
Anderson Harp’s next novel, Retribution, will be released by Pinnacle Press (Kensington Books) in March of 2014. It follows Anderson’s continuing lead character William Parker in a deep-cover mission that spans across the globe.
Much like his fictional hero Parker, Anderson is a pilot, has skied in Aspen, Kitzbuhel, and Killington, run marathons, climbed Mount Fuji, scuba-dived wrecks, and hunted in South America. He was a national-level runner in college at American University.
Harp lives in Columbus, Georgia, home of Fort Benning. He and his wife, Jane have four children.
Books:Retribution, March 2014