I knew this already, but watching television advertising in the US makes it blatantly obvious. There are plenty of Americans that are willing and able to make money from the problems, suffering, and stupidity of their fellow humans.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.