Talk show host Pat Miller from WOWO Radio Each author dreams of establishing a ‘street team,’ a group of people who are as passionate about the author’s subject matter as the author and will help spread the word about their efforts. I have a number of people on my street team and I’m thankful for... Continue Reading →
It’s ‘Help An Author’ Month!
It’s a new year--2019! How many times have you caught yourself writing '2018'? I admit, it’s happened to me a few times. To get through this cold (yes dreary) time, I’m creating a theme for January – Help An Author Month! Friends often ask how they can help me promote my books. They believe in... Continue Reading →
Attend a WWII Book Launch — make that ‘Party’!
My book, We Gave Our Best: American WWII Veterans Tell Their Stories, released a few weeks ago. I’m in the midst of planning a huge book launch – make that party! You and your friends will want to join us! As with the first two books in the WWII Legacies series – We Fought... Continue Reading →
Wounded Army Soldier Fought at D-Day
Last week I announced the release of my new book, We Gave Our Best: American WWII Veterans Tell Their Stories. In future posts I will introduce veterans from the book whose stories may inspire you as they have done to me. Gene Cogan was a veteran recommended to me by a friend and am I... Continue Reading →
WWII Infantryman Fought in Battle of the Bulge, Liberated Dachau
I recently visited with Millard Schwartz whom I interviewed several years ago and whose story is featured in my first book, WWII Legacies: Stories of Northeast IN Veterans. Millard is a sweet man who always has a gentle smile on his handsome face. He is a humble but brave man who fought gallantly for our... Continue Reading →
Pearl Harbor Navy Survivor Tells His Story
In honor of the 76th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, I’m posting an excerpt from a story in my new book, They Did It for Honor: Stories of American WWII Veterans. My husband and I also plan to attend a local Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony. I did this... Continue Reading →
Sneak Peak – They Did It for Honor: Stories of American WWII Veterans
I’m putting finishing touches on my second book of World War II stories -- They Did It for Honor: Stories of American WWII Veterans. It contains 34 stories of men/women of every branch- Army, Navy, Army Air Corps, Marines, Merchant Marines, Coast Guard. It will be available for purchase by the end of summer. I’ll announce... Continue Reading →
Historic Ceremony Witnessed at Pegasus Bridge –Part 1
Tomorrow is our nation's birthday. I'm so proud to be part of America and it's glorious history and fantastic citizens. We're not perfect but I'd still rather live here than anywhere else. Celebrate by thanking a vet for his/her service! This photo was taken of a young girl awaiting arrival of Honor Flight of Northeast... Continue Reading →
Bucket List: Take WWII Tour of Europe– Done!
My husband and I just returned from a 2-week World War II tour of Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany! The photo of my husband and me is on the patio of the 'Eagle's Nest', Hitler's retreat center, above the village of Berchtesgaden, Germany. We went with a group of 29 Americans and 3 Australians and one... Continue Reading →
WWII Soldier Pens Memories of Ohrdruf’s Liberation
I regret missing the opportunity to post on Holocaust Remembrance Day, observed around the world on April 24, 2017. Hopefully, this special essay written by a soldier who was one of the first to liberate Ohrdruf, one of the first death camps discovered in Germany, will make up for the lateness. I met Edward Thomas... Continue Reading →