Anthony Tata has used his creativity to come up with great new ideas for his book series. Anthony Tata says, “I am excited about the release of Three Minutes to Midnight, and my next book comes out in six months, Besieged.”
Anthony Tata’s graduation from high school did not launch him into the unknown. Tata’s ambitions had aimed high for some time as the son of teachers who served their communities as educators, a school board member and as a long term representative on the Virginia General Assembly law-making body. Tata himself laid his plans early on, and was accepted upon graduation into the United States Military Academy. USMA is also referred to as West Point, Army, The Academy or simply The Point. Located in West Point, New York, this four-year federal service academy has overlooked the Hudson River since cadets were first trained in artillery and engineering in what was then a garrison in 1794. West Point was constructed as a defensive garrison post in 1778 by Polish engineer and hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko. The Hudson River Chain and the high ground above a narrow S curve in the river was an excellent position for the Continental Army to stop British ships from sailing further up the river, which would have divided the Colonies. Commander Benedict Arnold of West Point committed an act of treason by trying to sell the fort to the enemy. Arnold’s treason prompted the Army to change the garrison’s name to Fort Clinton.
Anthony Tata’s alma mater, the United States Military Academy at West Point, was idle in the years after the Revolution. It wasn’t until 1801 that the newly inaugurated President Thomas Jefferson directed the establishment of plans to establish the Military Academy at West Point, appointing the first superintendent.
Anthony Tata holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters Degrees in both International Relations and Masters of Military Art and Science in Strategic Planning. Anthony Tata is honored alumni of both the United States Military Academy at West Point and Harvard University, as well as a distinguished 28-year veteran of the United States Army who retired with the rank of Brigadier General. Tata is a former Transportation Secretary of North Carolina and a former CEO and Superintendent of the District of Columbia Public School System and the Wake County Public School System. Today, Tata reinvents himself as a best-selling novelist with over 6 published fiction novels to his credit, as another waits in the wings for release in September of 2017. Even with such an extensive and accomplished resume of achievements and public service, Tata has launched yet another successful career. Tata is truly an impressive American figure, who was born in a fabled American state: Virginia.
Anthony Tata’s native United States birthplace of Norfolk, Virginia is officially known as the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Old Dominion nickname of Virginia derives from its unique position of being the first colonial settlement of Britain in the New World. Virginia is also known as the Mother of Presidents, distinguished for having eight United States Presidents who have called Virginia their native state. Great Britain established the first permanent New World English colony, the Colony of Virginia, in this Mid-Atlantic North American coastal region in 1607, where the Powhatan Native Americans had lived, fished and hunted for millennia. The Virginia General Assembly of this original of the 13 colonies in the New World, is the oldest continuous governmental body in North America, and is regularly ranked among the top most effective law-making bodies in the United States by the Pew Center. The economy of Virginia changed from an agricultural base to industrial in the 1970’s, and today has many facets: agriculture in the Shenandoah Valley, federal agencies in the north including the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency, and military facilities in the main seaport of the state, Hampton Roads.
Anthony Tata grew up in the idyllic climate of Virginia in the United States, where bright blue skies and the greens and blues of earth and sky owe their clarity to the interplay of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which nurtures the deciduous and evergreen trees which give the area its unique color palette. Bordered by Maryland, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia and the Atlantic Ocean, Virginia was much larger before the Civil War, when the northwestern counties of the Colony seceded and formed West Virginia when Virginia joined the Confederacy. Tata lives not far from his native Virginia today, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Anthony Tata is an accomplished writer with five published novels to his name, including Foreign and Domestic which quickly climbed the lists, becoming a best-seller. While the writing process can be entirely different for many, there are certain universal rules that apply to every writer.
1. Never celebrate your skills, let them shine through your work.
2. There is no such thing as a writer’s block, there are reasons for your procrastination, figure them out.
3. Don’t try to create a masterpiece at the first try. Instead write about anything that comes to mind.
4. Money should never be the primary reason why you write. If you love what you do and you practice it enough, you will get better at it, then money will come.
5. The first line of your novel is very important, but not just for the reader, but you as well. You have to invite your own imagination in, you have to be eager to find out how your story develops and ultimately ends.
6. Realize that it is very unlikely that you will win awards. Write to fulfill your own sense of wonder, not to become accomplished.
7. The first draft should always be looked upon as the beginning of a journey.
8. Sometimes finding the words you don’t want to use is just as important.
9. Stay away from adverbs.
10. Give it everything you got.
With at least two more books coming in the Jake Mahegan series, Anthony Tata has a goal to expand his already prominent audience.
Anthony Tata is the former Secretary of Transportation of North Carolina, and has a strong opinion about the importance of efficient transportation. During his years in the Governor’s cabinet, he led an organisation that had as many as 12.000 employees and a yearly $4.5 billion budget.
When you are responsible for the conditions of the nation’s second most prominent highway network adding up to 88.000 miles, you are confronted with the amplitude of the situation on a daily basis. But why does transportation and economy have such a strong correlation between them? The answer of course can be found between the intricate relationship of producers and consumers.
What makes economy go around is the often vulnerable transaction that allows the customers to find their product at convenient places. This is where network effect comes into the picture. When transportation is at its most efficient, it means that it can link various locations together, making the whole system better in the process.
When that system works better, economy usually isn’t far behind. The result is improved reliability which is ideal for every component of the system. Without the negative effects that insufficient transportation would cause, economic drag decreases as well. Anthony Tata spent successful years as the leader of an organization that was responsible for North Carolina’s transportation system.Making a system that includes ferry boats, airports, transit system, railroads and bicycle, as well as pedestrian routes to work effortlessly is not an easy task, but when it’s achieved, everybody will benefit from it.
Anthony Tata is a former wrestling state finalist who earned a 4th place in the 126 lb. class during the 70’s. As a successful youth athlete, he learned the value of physical challenges. He is still an avid follower of the sport who likes to watch the biggest events like the Olympics, whenever his busy schedule allows him.
Wrestling epitomizes certain values both in the physical and spiritual sense. The sport encompasses a unique combination of extreme competitiveness and sportsmanship, a combination that you arguably cannot find anywhere else in the sports world. It’s straightforward and clear, the goal is to overwhelm your opponent through skill, speed and power.
Those who can bring the best combination of these three qualities usually end up victorious. What makes this sport so great in America at the amateur level is competition. Every school has a talented wrestler (or two) who has potential to do something. The more someone competes, the higher the chances of someone eventually humbling them will be.
Anthony Tata got humbled several times. His experiences on the mat weren’t always glorious, yet he still learned something valuable that is arguably far more important than a mere victory could ever be. He learned how to get up, dust himself off and look ahead. Because if there is one thing wrestling teaches you regardless of how long you have been doing the sport, is how to get up. And that message rings as true on the mat, as it does in any other segments of life.
As a former graduate and army veteran, Anthony Tata has valuable inside knowledge on the subject of West Point. He not only knows what makes the institute so great but thanks to his time as a superintendent in Wake County, he has valuable knowledge about the inner workings of such establishments, knowing exactly what it takes to run them successfully.
The essence of West Point goes beyond national pride and camaraderie. Those are extremely important qualities, yes, but without the right system in place the cadets’ fate would be left to chance. At West Point everything is part of a bigger plan. With a structure that puts equal value on academic success, physical prowess and character, the school creates leaders.
The cadets who graduate from this fine establishment earn a first class education while simultaneously opening up many possibilities for their professional future. Those who graduate from the United States Military Academy can look forward to various career opportunities, not just in the field of military but anywhere else. Company leaders – in any field, really – will always be interested in these people.
The leadership qualities these cadets develop during their time at West Point accompanies them for the rest of their lives, the same way as it did with Anthony Tata who took full advantage of the education he received at West Point. He managed to build an illustrious and highly versatile career that brought him success not just on the military field and in the force, but in the civil field as well.