My writing has evolved over the past several years. It may appear from my blog posts that I focus on World War II stories. That is true as I feel there is an urgent need to get these stories, many of which have never been told, in print for future generations to appreciate.
I have interviewed 155+ WWII vets. I’m active with many groups, online and in-person. I’ve learned much I hope to share with readers at this blog.
My first book, WWII Legacies: Stories of Northeast IN Veterans, contains 28 stories of men and women who served in every branch of the American military during WWII, except Coast Guard. I had not found any Coast Guard vets at the time of the writing. Now I’ve interviewed 3 CG vets, including a female officer!
Many stories are published in the Ft Wayne (IN) New-Sentinel.
I’ve also had stories published in America in WWII magazine. My latest story is in Oct/Nov 2016 about Navy seaman James Wiegman who witnessed the surrender of the Japanese to Allied forces on the USS Missouri in Sept 1945.
My husband and I are planning a trip to Normandy this summer to follow a 10-day tour of four countries where troops fought in 1941-1945– Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany. We’re excited! I’ll share parts of the trip here and I plan to put together a Power Point presentation for groups.