Marty Wyall Last WWII WASP in Indiana

“Being a WASP changed our thinking about everything,” said Marty Wyall of Fort Wayne. Among the 25,000 applicants for the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots), Mary Anna Martin of Indianapolis was one of 1,830 women accepted and one of only 1,074 who completed the program. This is an excerpt from my book, World War II... Continue Reading →

Bob Batchelder’s Unusual WWII Surrender

Robert ‘Bob’ Batchelder of Fort Wayne landed on Omaha Beach at Normandy on June 6, 1944, as part of the D-Day invasion. “I crawled down the side of our landing craft with medical supplies into the cold water while guns strafed the water around us,” he said. “Thankfully, I knew how to swim.” He was... Continue Reading →

WASP Margaret Ringenberg’s Life as Revealed Through Her Daughter

My privilege as a writer and now author of World War II Legacies: Stories of Northeast Indiana Veterans is to celebrate occasions when the subject of World War II is promoted to the community. I admit, before interviewing nearly 60 World War II vets, I might not have been as interested in the subject as... Continue Reading →

World War II Legacies: Stories of Northeast Indiana Veterans is available!

It’s the start of a new year and I’m excited about the possibilities! In 2014 I published my first book— World War II Legacies: Stories of Northeast Indiana Veterans. My publisher was Oak Creek Publishing. The man in charge, Ed Schwartz, has now changed it to Oak Creek Media. I highly recommend Ed and his... Continue Reading →

My New Book — World War II Legacies: Stories of Northeast Indiana Veterans

An author’s life is full of significant days. Whether we’re researching, writing, publishing or promoting our books, we are in some aspect of working with books. After publishing 11 children’s books, I’m taking what some people might consider to be a 180-degree turn in writing. For the past 3 years I’ve been interviewing World War... Continue Reading →

Share the Story (Or Two) inside of You!

I believe every person has a story inside of them. They may not know about the story. In many cases I’ve helped people tell their stories by interviewing them and then with their permission writing their stories, usually in magazines and newspapers. Nowadays I’m most known for the 11 non-fiction children’s books I’ve written. But... Continue Reading →

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