Lorraine Hook Davis served in the Coast Guard during WWII. On the final day of our Military Appreciation Week veteran stories, we celebrate one of the 350,000 women who enlisted in the newly-created American military branches for women – Lorraine Hook Davis. Lorraine Hook Davis' photo is on the left of the cover of my... Continue Reading →
WWII Vet Evelyn Beckman Brown Served in Coast Guard
Evelyn Beckman received training as a SPAR in New York City. Evelyn Beckman Brown and I only met a handful of times but we became fast friends. She immediately began mailing me notes of encouragement which I kept on file (every author needs encouragement!). The latest note arrived days before her death on December 19,... Continue Reading →
‘Born To Be Soldiers’ Launches!
Women who served in various military branches are featured in the book-- L-R: Coast Guard SPAR, Women's Air Service Pilots (WASP), Army Nurse Corps (ANC). It’s been a busy week with three exciting events! All were to let people know about my new book, Born To Be Soldiers: Those Plucky Women of World War II.... Continue Reading →
New Book About WWII Women Releases!
'Born To Be Soldiers: Those Plucky Women of World War II' is available on Amazon. Purchase your copy today! 'Born To Be Soldiers: Those Plucky Women of World War II' contains stories of 13 women I interviewed who told me of volunteering to enter the military to support their country. After my three latest books... Continue Reading →
Cover Reveal for New Book about Women of WWII!
'Born To Be Soldiers: Those Plucky Women of World War II contains stories of women who served in Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Army Air Corps. It will be available on Amazon on Feb 28. The ladies deserve their due! Here is the beautiful cover for my new book: Born To Be Soldiers: Those Plucky Women... Continue Reading →
Women’s History Month — Elizabeth ‘Betty’ White Dybbro- Women’s Air Service Pilots (WASP)
Betty White Dybbro volunteered to serve in the WASP program during WWII. She was one of just over 1,000 women to fly American military aircraft -- a first in the history of the world. In keeping with my weekly posts this March about military women during World War II, I’m including an excerpted story of... Continue Reading →
‘Plucky’ — My word for WWII Female Officers
Polly Woodhull Lipscomb-- Army nurse who served in England during WWII ** As a tribute to Women's History Month, I'm devoting this column to two special women I've had the privilege to interview/ write their stories. It's always a thrill to interview a WWII vet, but I especially enjoy talking to the women who served. Every... Continue Reading →
Remembering WWII Vets of 2018
On this first day of 2019 I’m honoring the World War II veterans whom I’ve interviewed and who passed away in 2018. Believe me, this is not a blog post I enjoy putting together. Some of the ones I’ve interviewed like Evelyn Brown (SPAR) have blessed me with friendship since I interviewed her a few... Continue Reading →
New Book’s Title/ Cover Revealed!
I’m happy to announce my third book in the WWII Legacies series in nearly complete! We Gave Our Best: American WWII Veterans Tell Their Stories will be available for purchase by Fall 2018. I love the cover that the design artist came up with. The faces of several of the veterans whose stories are featured... Continue Reading →
Saying Good-bye to 2 Special Vets
It’s part of the nature of my project of interviewing some of our nation’s eldest military veterans so I should expect it. With many of them well into their 90s, I have to face the fact that they will all someday be deceased. Still, it is hard to receive that kind of news. Recently, I... Continue Reading →