RED HOTEL launches the collaboration between hotel executive, author, and global business consultant ED FULLER with best-selling thriller author, TV producer, and journalist GARY GROSSMAN. The novel draws on Fuller’s international business and anti-terrorism experience and Grossman’s award-winning story telling in a ripped-from the headlines plot.
As worldwide chief, he directed operations and corporate expansion with 551 hotels, 73 countries, 80,000 sales associates, and $8 billion in sales. He oversaw the creation of Marriott International’s Global Security Strategy. His role put him in world hot spots at crucial times, from Tripoli to Cairo, Bangkok to Mumbai, with close contact with domestic and foreign intelligence operations.Ed Fuller has served on numerous industry, educational, and charity boards. He was a commissioner of the California Commission of Travel and Tourism and a Boston University trustee, president of the Alumni Association, and university overseer. He is a trustee of the University of California, Irvine, and director at California State University, San Marcos. Other boards include FBI National Academy Association (FBINAA) Foundation, Mind Research, Concord Hotels, U.S. Travel Association, and Safe Kids. He is also president of the Orange County Visitors Association and chairman of the SAE Foundation.
Ed Fuller served as a captain in the US Army in Germany and Vietnam and was decorated with Bronze Star and Army Commendation medals. His colorful, real-world experiences are recounted in his top-twenty best-selling business book, You Can’t Lead with Your Feet on the Desk, published globally in English, Chinese, and Japanese. Ed Fuller continues to consult on security and management issues around the world. To learn more go to edwinfuller.com
In addition to the bestselling series, Grossman delivered again with Old Earth, a geological thriller that spans all time. The novel has garnered international praise, taking top book honors at festivals in the US and Europe.
Grossman has written for the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Boston Herald American. He covered presidential campaigns for WBZ-TV in Boston, and has produced more than ten thousand television series and specials for NBC News, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, and forty other networks.
He is a multiple Emmy Award-winning producer. He served as chair of the Government Affairs Committee for the Caucus for Television, Producers, Writers and Directors, and is a member of the International Thriller Writers Association and Military Writers Society of America. He is a trustee at Emerson College and serves on the Boston University Metropolitan College Advisory Board. Grossman has taught at Emerson College, Boston University, USC, and currently teaches at Loyola Marymount University. He is a contributing editor to Media Ethics Magazine. To learn more go to garygrossman.com