Dead Reckoning Collective is a veteran owned and operated publishing company. Our mission encourages literacy as a component of a positive lifestyle. Although DRC only publishes the written work of military veterans, the intention of closing the divide between civilians and veterans is held in the highest regard. By sharing these stories it is our hope that we can help to clarify how veterans should be viewed by the public and how veterans should view themselves.



Keith Dow is a born New Englander, who has been writing ever since he could hold a pen. He spent 5 years on active duty in the US Army before being honorably discharged in 2013 to start a family. At this point, Keith is best known for being the only US Army veteran living in Canada with A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N tattooed across his knuckles.
Tyler Carroll was born to a military family and bounced around during his youth. After a failed attempt at college he decided to become a Medic for US Army. Since his separation from the military he returned to Texas, and became a firefighter, father, and student. Writing is a new found passion, but Tyler has always had a wide-ranging curiosity and a diligent approach to life.