Born August 6, 1944 in Virginia, the author grew up on the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Starkville, Mississippi. After graduating from Mississippi State University in 1966 with a degree in accounting, he served as an Army officer on the East German border during the Cold War. He practiced public accounting in Birmingham, Alabama for 50 years before retiring as a partner with Borland Benefield CPAs, founded in 1922. Webster was a founder and Chairman of BKR International, an affiliation of accountants and consultants headquartered in New York with offices in 80 countries.
Mr. Webster has authored five works of fiction and served as a member of the Alabama Writer’s Forum Board. He rewrites American history in fictional form requiring extensive research, travel and interviews with former military and intelligence personnel, journalists, foreign officials and common people.
Sheldon is a sportsman and once a mountaineer who climbed eight major mountains, including three of the world’s Seven Summits. In 1997 he survived a near-fatal expedition on Alaska’s Mount McKinley. As a world traveler he has visited seven continents and 150 foreign countries. Webster considers himself “a man of the rails” having ridden the world’s luxury trains and trains from hell.
The author divides his time between Birmingham, Alabama, and Burton Place, his writer’s retreat in Oktoc, Mississippi. He is passionate about his service to American veterans and is the founder of the Burton Place Veterans Chapel and Library. He is the treasurer of the National Whitetail Warriors Project, Inc. a nonprofit serving 50% disabled veterans awarded Purple Hearts.