Kayleen Reusser is a proud Air Force wife and mother who believes in supporting her country with her writing. This is especially true of military veterans and in particular, World War II veterans. Reusser has dedicated her 30-year writing career to writing stories of the 260 World War veterans she has interviewed. As a result, many of their stories have been told for the first time.
21Country: Stories of local POWs detailed in new book by Bluffton author, WPTA21.com, 11/12/20
Business Weekly: ‘Northeast Indiana author’s newest book tells stories of POWs‘ by Mary Ann Gates, 11/11/20.
Newspaper stories written by Reusser:
11/6/20 Reusser interviewed by WOWO talk show host Pat Miller on release of Captured! Stories of American World War II Prisoners of War
History Hunters with Kayleen Reusser, Wabash Co Historical Museum, 5-11-21
Joy Neal Kidney ‘Family and local stories and history, favorite books’: Five Surprising Things about Author Kayleen Reusser
Reusser’s respect and determination to promote the efforts of World War II veterans has inspired her to write nearly a dozen books. Her stories have appeared in magazines and newspapers.
Each year, she speaks in-person and virtually to dozens of groups around the nation about ‘The Greatest Generation.’
Reusser has developed a variety of zoom and in-person talks for various occasions, which she has delivered across the nation. (See Speaking page)
Watch a 3-minute snippet of Kayleen Reusser’s World War II Tour of Europe talk of being on Omaha Beach.
“On behalf of the Burke Historical Society, thank you for your excellent presentation! We greatly enjoyed hearing about your work and your travels, and your talk was very skillfully balanced between vivid descriptions of the places you visited, lucid accounts of the overall war and its aftermath, and moving personal anecdotes both of your own and of the veterans you interviewed. Your photographs were just as engaging.”
In Reusser’s live, one-hour talks she delivers tales of self-sacrifice, loyalty, humor, danger, fear and adventure. She customizes the talks, when appropriate, by highlighting veterans who lived in the area.
Whether her audience is with libraries, church and civic groups, Reusser brings a passion and energy for history and national pride to all.
If you believe the United States is a great nation that has been built on the sacrifices of amazing people — And if you want to hear more about their service in WWII — contact Kayleen Reusser today!
Reusser’s books are available on Amazon. Bulk and/or personalized copies are available from the author at KayleenReusser.com.