Each author dreams of establishing a ‘street team,’ a group of people who are as passionate about the author’s subject matter as the author and will help spread the word about their efforts.
I have a number of people on my street team and I’m thankful for each one.
One man who uses his platform as a popular radio talk show host to make people aware of veterans and their concerns is Pat Miller of WOWO radio/ 1190 AM.
Pat is a conservative talk show host who defends our country and our veterans with every ounce of his being. He is respectful, informed and intelligent.
It has been a privilege to have been interviewed by him on several occasions after the publication of my books.
During our approximate 15-minute segments, Pat asks how I came to write that particular book and gives me a chance to explain the process. He knows that compiling stories from our nation’s oldest vets is a challenge, but an important part of teaching today’s generations about patriotism.
He has also attended my book launch events in which vets from the book were guests of honor. Members of the public could purchase a book and have the vets sign them.
Pat recently had me on the air to tell about my new book, Captured! Stories of American WWII Prisoners of War.
This was a different experience in that we did the interview with me staying home as no one, except staff, was allowed in the studio for health reasons.
Pat devotes his energies to other military groups as well. I’m uncertain of the exact number of Honor Flights of Northeast Indiana he has gone on, but believe it is more than a dozen.
I appreciate Pat’s commitment to sharing news about veterans’ needs and talks with people like me who have an interest in preserving our nation’s military heritage through telling veteran stories.
Thanks, Pat, for being a valiant American citizen. We are a better country for your commitment.