History Class, Publishing, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writing Inspiration

Guest Post by Joy Neal Kidney: An Iowa Waitress Became and Officer’s Wife- In Texas

Today, I'm happy to welcome author Joy Neal Kidney! She not only runs a fascinating blog, but she is soon to publish a book telling the story of her family's involvement in World War II, largely told through letters. (Sounds right up the alley of some of this blog's readers, doesn't it? 🙂 )  Today,… Continue reading Guest Post by Joy Neal Kidney: An Iowa Waitress Became and Officer’s Wife- In Texas

Family History, Photos, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life

A Little Family History (and the Danger of Wearing Too Many Hats)

Recent family visits didn't only give us an excuse to escape to the mountains for a bit- it also allowed me to get a peek at some family history. Part of my interest in the Second World War stemmed from knowing that my Grandpa served. Like many of his generation, he never talked about the… Continue reading A Little Family History (and the Danger of Wearing Too Many Hats)

Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

Unarmed and Behind Enemy Lines: Cate Lineberry’s THE SECRET RESCUE

I've mentioned before that I love a good survivor story. While scouring my library's shelves for some writing research material, I came across Cate Lineberry's The Secret Rescue. I read the book's description- an escape from behind enemy lines by a whole plane-full of nurses and medics- and was immediately hooked. The story begins in the… Continue reading Unarmed and Behind Enemy Lines: Cate Lineberry’s THE SECRET RESCUE

Books, Life, Music, Publishing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life

Author Jean Lee Interviews…Me!

It's almost a week out from the release of my first novel into the wild, and friends, I won't lie- my brain still feels about as mushy as the strawberry jam my kids and I have been making. Maybe it's a good thing that today's blog post was ready-made and waiting for me. Fantasy author… Continue reading Author Jean Lee Interviews…Me!

Music, Publishing, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life

Musical Interlude “Sentimental Journey”

Well, here's another "later in the day than intended" post! My internet's still down, so I typed the first half of this in my van while simultaneously trying to sort out one last pre-publishing formatting glitch with my formatter who's currently travelling. Ah, the glamourous writing life! Still, complications or no, the countdown to this… Continue reading Musical Interlude “Sentimental Journey”

Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life, Writing

Playing Cards and Plane Spotting

A worthwhile souvenir is hard to find—how many piles of seashells and decorative magnets can one house hold? Still, between my interest in the history of the Second World War and my love of card games, how could I resist the chance to buy a set of "Airplane Spotter" cards during our visit to the Pearl… Continue reading Playing Cards and Plane Spotting

Books, Marketing and Branding, Publishing, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life

Let the Countdown To My Book Launch Begin!

It's official! My debut novel, Whom Shall I Fear? launches next week on Friday, June 28th. To celebrate, I'll be counting down with daily blog posts, and a chance to win some fabulous prizes. Special Upcoming Posts For the next week's countdown I'll be sharing daily posts on some pretty fascinating WWII topics inspired by my novel,… Continue reading Let the Countdown To My Book Launch Begin!