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JEFF HEIN
Author of  The Cimbrian War series

The epic saga of an ancient people’s fight for survival .

Jeff grew up in northern Wisconsin. After school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Infantry and spent the next twenty years serving around the world.

His tours included a year in South Korea where as an Infantry Team Leader, he patrolled in the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) between North and South Korea. As a Squad Leader, he served in West Germany, patrolling the border with East Germany and his unit was tasked with protecting the Fulda Gap, the traditional invasion route from eastern Europe. Jeff was deployed to Saudi Arabia as a Platoon Sergeant in support of Operation Desert Shield and participated in the invasion of Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm. He served two tours in Bosnia-Herzegovina as a Platoon Sergeant and First Sergeant where his unit helped to enforce the Dayton Accords, the peace agreement that separated combatants in Bosnia. Jeff was a Brigade Intelligence Section Sergeant during the 9/11 attacks and prepared his unit for deployment to Iraq during the beginning stages of the Global War on Terror. Jeff retired in 2002 as an Infantry First Sergeant and returned to Wisconsin.

Jeff served as a county Emergency Management Director and county Veteran Service Officer before writing his first novel, The Cimbri Appear.

He holds degrees in Supervisory Management and Business Management and he and his wife Dawn were foster parents for seven years. He is a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars and is still active in veteran advocacy. 

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Jeff decided it was time to move to the next phase in his life which was retiring from the workplace and pursuing a new challenge. He decided to follow his passion of writing and completed his first novel, “The Cimbri Appear”. Jeff writes historical fiction based on ancient writings and modern archeological discoveries. He loves to weave the story together with known facts and plausible fiction that fills in the blanks and could very well have been how things happened, keeping the reader engaged, while staying as true as possible to actual history.          

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