“The Oath” Receives 2016 BAIPA Book Award for Fiction

Born and raised in San Francisco, Mr. Koller spent many years as a senior level marketing administrator in the California college and university system. In 2009, he left university life to become the Executive Director of the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, a WWII Liberty Ship berthed at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. It was while serving in that post that Mr. Koller became involved with veterans of America’s wars, from WWII through Iraq and Afghanistan.

I was honored recently by having my novel, The Oath, awarded the 2016 Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA) Book Award for Fiction. Funny how this book business works: you get frustrated because it’s so damn hard to get your work recognized by anyone but your wife and kids (and even that is sometimes dicey – ha…