This past weekend we celebrated my second book launch for my latest book, Voices From Vietnam: Stories of War. If you’ve never attended this type of event, you may not understand its purpose. The goal is to introduce the public to a book on a personal level. Readers can meet the author and hear about... Continue Reading →
Book Launch for Vietnam Book A Success
Vets front: Fritz Bultemeyer (Army), Randy Harnish (Army), Jose Huerta (Navy), Rod Maller (Army), me. Back: John Senac, Jr. (Army), Dennis Covert (Navy), Lanny Idle (Air Force), Mike Dean (Army), John Reusser-- Vietnam War-era vet/ husband of author (Air Force). This past weekend we celebrated the second book launch for my latest book, Voices From... Continue Reading →
Battle of the Bulge Book Is Released!
Battle of the Bulge: Stories From Those Who Fought and Survived is available on Amazon. It’s here! The book that has taken me the longest to write -- three years – arrived in a mighty shipment on Friday! Battle of the Bulge: Stories From Those Who Fought and Survived released on Amazon on July 1.... Continue Reading →
They Did It for Honor: Stories of American WWII Veterans is Hot Off the Press!
Wow! It’s done! My second book of World War II interviews is done! They Did It for Honor: Stories of American WWII Veterans contains 34 stories of men/women who served in every branch from 1941-1946. The war ended in 1945, but many continued serving during the occupation period in Japan and Europe. The book is... Continue Reading →
Tributes to WWII Vets Mankey, Beitler
Two World War II vets from my book have passed away recently. Carl Mankey, one of the few World War II Marines I’ve interviewed and one of the 28 WWII vets whose stories are featured in my book, died on April 6, 2016. Here is a portion of his story: In June 22, 1944, Marine... Continue Reading →
Veteran’s Day-Opp to Honor Our Heroes
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for us and many other military families around the nation. Veteran’s Day is perhaps the biggest day of the year for all vets. It gives the public the opportunity to honor them in so many ways. John & I participated in Fort Wayne’s Veteran’s Day Parade. He rode... Continue Reading →
Tips to Interviewing 100+ WWII Veterans
Sometimes people want to know what happens when I interview a World War II veteran. It's a process and always a privilege. First, I allot two hours for the interview. This does not include the time it takes to drive to/from the place where the veteran lives. The two hours does include my getting set up with... Continue Reading →
Birthday Tribute to World War II Vet Don Shady
Today I want to say ‘Happy birthday’ and give tribute to a World War II vet that I’m happy to call my friend. We attend the same church and usually see each other weekly, but I didn't know Don Shady well when I interviewed him about his experiences in the Army Air Corps during the... Continue Reading →
WWII Radio Interview: Success!
You can tell by the expressions on our faces that World War II vets Bob Foster & Don Shady and I enjoyed our time on the air last week with talk show host Nelson Price. Nelson is the host of a long-running live history talk show —Hoosier History Live! Hoosier History Live is... Continue Reading →
WWII Vets to Share Stories on Upcoming Radio Interview
On Sat 2/28 my husband John & I will accompany 2 World War II vets from my book -- World War II Legacies: Stories of Northeast Indiana Veterans -- to University of Indianapolis to be featured on a Hoosier History Live radio show. It airs each Saturday, noon to 1 p.m. ET on WICR 88.7... Continue Reading →