December 2016

I’ve had some readers ask me where my ideas for The Decoration Day Committee came from.  As noted, the book is dedicated to the women of my mother’s generation who lived through WWII as young adults. Some ideas came from her stories and from other women relatives and acquaintances who had experienced those times first
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  Days like today, Pearl Harbor Day, always engage me as a writer and reader. So many impactful stories were inspired by the men and women who lived the experience, including my novel, The Decoration Day Committee. This year I find myself especially mindful of the commemoration, the coverage, and interviews as yesterday I was
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I ran into this book on Twitter.  It seemed very similar to my novel.  The title is Frontline Angel and deals with WWII Army nurses held captive in the Philippines.  The book clearly falls in the romance genre, but also is a fine piece of historical writing, calling attention to nursing heroics that have gone pretty
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I recently finished Jessica Knoll’s The Luckiest Girl Alive .  As a reader who has taught junior and high school students, I found this book noteworthy, especially in today’s culture. While I am sure that similar behaviors have happened for generations, the ramifications given today’s communication systems and weapon availability are immense. I think Knoll
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