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Adrienne Miles Bengtson

Adrienne Miles Bengtson

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Arizona

Works By Adrienne Miles Bengtson:

Coming Soon: 

Spider's Wyrd 


Articles:

It Only Takes a Week


A Bit About Me

Adrienne Bengtson, who writes science fantasy as Adrienne Miles, picked back up her lifelong interest in writing after retiring from the U.S. Air Force and a 25-year career as a librarian. She is getting ready to publish her debut novel, Spider’s Wyrd, with Brick Cave Media later this year.

She has always wanted to write, and collected her first rejection slip as a teenager. She kept on writing until life intervened. She went to college, got a bachelor’s degree in geography, and worked as a pen-and-ink geologic map draftsman for a big oil company.

After a few years, she joined the Air Force, where her first post as a newly-minted air weapons control officer was with a tactical air control squadron in Germany’s Eifel region. She learned about ground radar, big green trucks, and mud. While there she married another American officer.

Soon after, she became an intelligence support officer, working with pilots and command staff at an F-15 fighter unit in Germany. She went on to become an intelligence analyst and editor of a classified newsletter at a tactical intelligence squadron in Texas before returning to work with pilots and command staff at a forward air control squadron and its parent wing in Arizona.

After leaving active duty, she earned her Master of Library Science degree, and went on to her first library job at a university library in Arizona. She had just spruced up her new office when a professor, who was also a pilot at a nearby Air Force Reserve F-16 unit, saw the squadron plaques on her wall. Knowing there was a vacancy in the squadron intelligence shop, he suggested she apply.

She did and stayed in the Air Force Reserve until she retired as a lieutenant colonel, having juggled family responsibilities, a civilian career move to a big suburban public library, and a Reserve commitment that included three combat deployments and other travel.

In addition to reading and writing, she enjoys travel, hiking, fiber arts, and doting on her daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren. She plays Celtic traditional music on the penny whistle and keyless flute, and has been known to play the great Highland bagpipes in public. She lives near Mesa, Arizona, with her husband and their cats.

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