Peter McShane served from 1967 to 1968 as a US Army Special Forces medic during the Vietnam conflict. Holding an MBA from Syracuse University, he had a career in banking and finance before turning to writing. He has completed a collection of short stories, a novella, and a number of personal essays. He is also a two-time graduate of the DWC PRO program, first in fiction, then in nonfiction. His first published book is the memoir Save a Life, Take a Life, which tells the story of his time in Vietnam and how it shaped his life for decades to come.