Happy Birthday to the Marines!

The Marine Corps birthday has been commemorated on November 10 since 1775, the year the Continental Marines were established. To show honor to our Marines – and to celebrate Veteran’s Day on November 11 – I’m offering an excerpt of a story of a vet I’ve interviewed. Carl Scott’s full story of fighting in the Pacific... Continue Reading →

Guest Host: Joy Neal Kidney, Author of Leora’s Letters

I’m delighted to feature a guest host today. Joy Neal Kidney is the author of Leora’s Letters: The Story of Love and Loss for an Iowa Family During World War II. She is the oldest granddaughter of the book’s heroine, Leora Wilson. It is about a family who had five sons in the military during... Continue Reading →

Tribute to WWII Vets Who Died in 2020

Bill Sawyer, an Army medic in the Aleutians during WWII, and my husband, John -- Air Force vet -- bonded during #Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana in 2016. Each January I honor World War II veterans with stories in my books who lost their lives the previous year. This particular list is significant because these... Continue Reading →

Excerpt from Upcoming Release of “Battle of the Bulge”

John & Kayleen Reusser stand in foxhole in Belgium used by soldiers in the Battle of the Bulge. Over the past 10 years, I’ve interviewed 260+ American World War II veterans. Dozens have spoken of the bitter battle fought between Allied and German forces in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium beginning December 16, 1944 through... Continue Reading →

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