Whew! The last couple of weeks have been fantastic with family home to celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary. I’ve never regretted marrying John in 1980. He’s always been such a blessing to me and our children. ** Jay Wertz and I stand at our booth filled with WWII books we've authored. Another highlight was attending... Continue Reading →
WWII Veteran Lorraine Hook Davis Served in the Coast Guard
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 →
100-Year-Old WWII Army Nurse Conducts Fantastic Interview on TV
Eileen Zeissig served as an Army nurse in Europe during WWII. Last week, Daniel Beals of WPTA21 in Ft Wayne, Indiana, posted an excellent piece on his show, ’21 Country’ about 100-year-old World War II Army nurse Eileen Zeissig. He interviewed her a few days prior, then put the story together with pictures of her... 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 →
WWII WAVES Meets Eleanor Roosevelt
During WWII, Rosemary Russell Schmidt served in the Navy at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Today is President’s Day in the United States. On this national holiday we celebrate the birthdays of two great men – George Washington, the father of our country and first president, born February 22, 1732, and our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln (b.... 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 →
WWII Female Army Technician Aided Wounded Soldiers
This next story in my weekly series of excerpted stories of veterans from my books is about a young woman who wanted to help sick people but had no funds. The war helped her achieve her dreams of being a nurse. Stories from females who volunteered to join the military are few among my total... Continue Reading →
WWII Vets Describe the War in Their Own Words
To give you a chance to hear first-hand from some of the amazing veterans I’ve interviewed, I’ve created a Youtube Channel. It contains short (no more than 5 minutes) videos shot at the end of interviews with veterans about what they remembered and thought of their military service during World War II more than 70... Continue Reading →
Happy 100th Birthday to B-26 Pilot Don Wolfe
Don Wolfe served as a B-26 pilot during WWII. Another one of my veterans reached the amazing age of 100! Donald Wolfe served in the Army Air Corps in Europe. I interviewed him a few years ago and have kept in touch. He recently celebrated his birthday with a party. Unfortunately, I could not attend,... Continue Reading →