Books

Military Monday – World War II Stories Sought

I received this email from Casa Italia in Stone Park, IL. Please contact the author directly if you wish to participate. I am currently working, with another author, on a book to share the experiences of people who were children or teens during the Second World War. Our book, for middle school and high school […]

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Military Monday – Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day and we honor those who served our country. How will you honor those who fought? Who do you honor? How will I be honoring the day? I’m giving my Finishing the Story lecture at Casa Italia today and will share the stories of Michael Kokoska, WWI; Frankie Winkler, WWII; and Robert […]

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Military Monday – 2nd Edition To Soar With The Tigers Available

It is finished! The second edition release of To Soar with the Tigers, The Life and Diary of Robert Brouk has been released. To Soar with the Tigers is the story of Flying Tiger Robert Brouk, a Flight Leader in the 3rd Squadron of the American Volunteer Group during World War II. In the months […]

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Follow Friday – Writing Resources

Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. ~Jeanette Winterson Do you feel like that? Here are a few writing books I love and have collected. The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character […]

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Workday Wednesday – “Call of Duty” a Story of a WAC

As I continue to research and write my military books, I’m doing a lot of reading on the Women’s Army Corps (WAC). One of the books I recently read was Call of Duty A Montana Girl in World War II by Grace Porter Miller. Miller was a WAC and served in the United States before […]

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Military Monday – Thank You For Your Service Book

Last week I attended the Pritzker Military Library’s book talk given by David Finkel on his new book Thank You For Your Service. I admit I have not yet read the book and at first was not sure why I wanted to attend because my focus is World War II right now. But he was going […]

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