About Frank Okolo

Frank Okolo: Thriller Novelist & Aviator Extraordinaire

This is your Captain speaking...

Frank has been an airline pilot for over twenty-nine years, flying as Captain on types such as the B737-800, ERJ-190, DC-9, MD-82, B-737-300, BAC-111, DHC-6 aircraft, and Challenger (CL-60). He currently flies for Air Peace on the B-737 Classic and writes every opportunity he gets. He has over 17,200 hours total flying time, and has been involved in aviation one way or another for the past forty years.

Writing has been Frank’s major love, apart from aviation. He graduated from Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois in 1982 with a degree in English Literature. He has been published variously in several flight magazines and journals, and in 2012 came out with his first novel ‘The Contractor’, an e-book. The book will be reissued soon in print and ebook format in summer 2016.

Just out is his new book, ‘One Thousand Days In the Sun’ and coming soon ‘Journal of the late Amelia Earhart.’

Frank is married with four boys, and lost his dog Shakespeare back in Illinois, and the heartbreak was so much he refuses to keep another dog until he lives on a fenced in yard on a farm, far from automobiles and the madding crowd.