“Christmas/New Year's card from the 15th Evacuation Hospital in Italy in WWII. This mobile tent hospital followed the front from North Africa to Sicily and Italy.” Image courtesy of Mary Sanchis, via Wikimedia Commons. License link here: Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International — CC BY-SA 4.0 There are few times throughout the year when… Continue reading Four Christmases at War
"Anzio Invasion, January 1944. Troops and equipment come ashore on the U.S. Fifth Army Beachhead near Anzio, January 22, 1944. USS LCI-20 is burning at left, after being hit by a German bomb." Image courtesy of the U.S. National Archives via Naval History and Heritage Command. On January 22nd, 1944, a joint American and British… Continue reading Anzio
Musical Interlude Double Feature: “The White Cliffs of Dover” and “Blues in the Night”
"Little girl by radio" Image courtesy of the U.S. National Archives via Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain, cropped from the original. Music is powerful. Even a quick study of how it affects the brain is fascinating, but it doesn't take a degree to see the way that shared music creates connections between people. Music inspires, gives… Continue reading Musical Interlude Double Feature: “The White Cliffs of Dover” and “Blues in the Night”
Remembrance Poppies: Book Launch Giveaway
Hello again, Readers, Writers, and lovers of History! My new book launch is just days away, and it's time for another post, giving YOU another chance at the giveaway prizes I've prepared. (If you don't know about the giveaway, details are down toward the end of this post.) Along with the other prizes, I was… Continue reading Remembrance Poppies: Book Launch Giveaway
WWII Allied Military Currency: Book Launch Giveaway
Allied Military Currency, printed for the invasion of Sicily and Italy, 1943 Hello Readers, Writers, and History Lovers! It's the second day of my pre-book-launch giveaway. (If you haven't heard about this, the details are at the end of this post.) Today, I'm writing a bit about one of the prize items I'm giving away:… Continue reading WWII Allied Military Currency: Book Launch Giveaway
Ruth G. Haskell’s HELMETS AND LIPSTICK: Book Launch Giveaway
While I love writing World War II fiction, the fact remains that any stories I come up with pale next to the true stories of courage and sacrifice from those tumultuous years. In celebration of the launch of my new book, Where Shall I Flee?, I'm giving one giveaway winner a paperback copy of Ruth… Continue reading Ruth G. Haskell’s HELMETS AND LIPSTICK: Book Launch Giveaway
Let the Book Launch Giveaway Begin!
It's time! The launch day for Where Shall I Flee? is only one week away. That means that it's time for some book-launch festivities! I'll be sharing new posts each day this week relating to my upcoming book. Each post will ALSO be an opportunity for a chance to win a prize! What are these… Continue reading Let the Book Launch Giveaway Begin!
Would You Like a Sneak Peek at My Book Launch Giveaway Prizes?
Sorry, Kindle not included. BUT winners will have the option of an e-book or signed paperback! I received some exciting mail this week! I've been gathering some interesting items as giveaway prizes for the upcoming launch of Where Shall I Flee?, my second novel set in WWII Italy. I'll share the giveaway guidelines next week… Continue reading Would You Like a Sneak Peek at My Book Launch Giveaway Prizes?
Blog Tour: Author A.M. Heath’s New Book and The History of the WPA
Hello again, Readers and Writers! Today, A.M. Heath is visiting to share a bit of history, news on her new Christian historical romance, AND a giveaway! First, a bit of history. The WPA (and CCC) began during the Great Depression, extended into WWII, and left legacies that can still be seen today, in construction, monuments,… Continue reading Blog Tour: Author A.M. Heath’s New Book and The History of the WPA
Guest Post by JPC Allen: How to Write a 10,000-word Short Story in Two Weeks and Not Lose Your Mind
Today, I'd like to welcome author JPC Allen! I greatly enjoyed her first published short story, "Debt to Pay," a part of the anthology From the Lake to the River. It was filled with fascinating characters and lots of good suspense and mystery. Her second, "A Rose from the Ashes" has just been published- but… Continue reading Guest Post by JPC Allen: How to Write a 10,000-word Short Story in Two Weeks and Not Lose Your Mind