They Did It for Honor: Stories of American WWII Veterans releases this week!

It’s Time to Get Excited!

The book that’s been a year in the making is just about ready to be released. Just a few more days and I can’t wait!

They Did It for Honor: Stories of American WWII Veterans has been a labor of love, but I’m thrilled with the 34 stories of men & women from every branch of the military, including Merchant Marine and Coast Guard.

There’s a story of a soldier who helped take more than 150 German soldiers prisoner at one time during the Battle of the Bulge. A sailor helped to sink the last German U-boat during the war. That’s just 2 of the 34 stories that are more exciting than fiction!

This is my second book of stories. My first book, WWII Legacies: Stories of Northeast Indiana Veterans, was published in 2014. It is available for purchase at this site and on Amazon. I’ve now interviewed nearly 200 WWII vets, some 100 years old! Each one is a joy to know.

Lefevra crew dog

Maybe you’d rather look at photos than read. That’s ok as there are dozens of never-before-published photos of veterans from their days in uniform to the present.

The book has extra features of war-related photos, military lingo, and an index to look up battles, ships and units.

They Did It for Honor: Stories of American WWII Veterans is a highly educational, entertaining, patriotic treasure of stories.

Nothing like tooting my own horn, is there?

I admit I’m proud because I’m proud of the people who allowed me to write their stories. They have all agreed to be in the book and signed off on their stories.

In addition, several are planning to participate in my book launch party on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at downtown Allen County Public Library from 1-3pm in meeting room C. They have agreed to sign copies of the book which will be available for purchase at the event.

Be sure to put this event on your calendar as it will be a rare opportunity to meet some of our nation’s oldest veterans who served one of the biggest conflicts in world history. I’m sorry to say but they won’t be around much longer.

I’ll let you know in a few days when the book will be available on Amazon and my website.

I hope this book will enforce patriotism in each reader as hearing the stories first-hand has done for me. I love America and the men and women who have served to keep her safe as well as the people around the world who need us.

Tell a veteran today thank you for his/ her service!

Suspense Author Tess Gerritsen to visit Wells County Public Library!

Suspense author Tess Gerritsen

Suspense author Tess Gerritsen


Today I’m featuring news about an upcoming opportunity to meet a famous suspense author, Tess Gerritsen. She will visit my local library, Wells County Public Library in Bluffton, Indiana, on October 2 at 7:30-8:30.

This is a thrilling opportunity to meet one of the biggest names in suspense writing today. Some of Ms Gerritsen’s books include The Bone Garden, The Harvest, The Apprentice, The Surgeon.

Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen

Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen


I’ve read most of Ms Gerritsen’s books as I love suspense. She keeps me on the edge of my seat each time! If I’m listening to one of her books in the car, I have to pay attention to my driving because my mind is so engrossed in the story!

Fans will recognize her name as the author and creator of the Rizzoli and Isles crime fighting team. Not only did Ms Gerritsen write several novels with these talented women (Jane Rizzoli played by Harmon is a cop, Maura Isles—her best friend played by Sasha Alexander– is a coroner), but TNT has made it into a well-loved TV series. These are strong, tough gals who master incredible feats each week!

Gerritsen created characters Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles for TNT series.

Gerritsen created characters Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles for TNT series.

Please plan to attend the meeting at Wells County Public Library. Ms Gerritsen will sign books and talk about the writing process and her books. I can’t wait!