Austin is an award-winning author who writes extensively about faith issues related to technology, business and Islam. He published award winning poetry and more than two dozen technical articles and papers during his career as a Navy pilot, NASA astronaut finalist, and spacecraft engineer. The author of seven novels, he is a Christy Gold Medal finalist (The Proof, 2007) and the winner of the Mount Hermon “Pacesetter Award.”
Austin has written for AMG Publishers, Zondervan, Inc., the B&H Publishing Group of Nashville, TN, and NavPress, the publishing arm of the Navigators in Colorado Springs, CO. He has novels in work based on themes tied to faith dilemmas in bioethics, a Christian layman’s guide to Islam, and an upcoming suspense series titled The Enemy Within.
Austin is the Chief Executive Officer of Whitespace Innovations, Inc., a business growth consulting company based in Huntsville, AL. He and his wife Cindy have four adult children and a brand-new granddaughter. Austin is active in local ministry activities with Choose Life of North Alabama, the nation’s third busiest crisis pregnancy center, and with First Baptist Church of Huntsville where he has served as a teacher, deacon, and evangelist.