Winston Churchill once said; “Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.”
After six years of combing through musty old archival documents, interviewing hundreds of WW2 participants (boys they were called, but men they truly were), traipsing across British aerodromes grown over by weeds, flying in one of the few remaining WW2 war ships and turning this research into a fact based historical novel I am ready to “fling it to the public.” I hope you will consider being one of those who catches the book I fling.
In about a week the book will be released in both digital and written form Additionally, there will be a dedicated website where you can review the book and read what some noted historians in the USA and Europe have kindly written after reviewing the pre-publication manuscript.
There is a distinct Knoxville and Tennessee thread that runs through the book. At its core the book is a true love story lived out in the midst of a war torn period of family separation. You will be very familiar with many of the places, people and events in the book. And for East High and Knox High students there is a well-known and loved character who plays a critical role in the story.
Stand by…….more to come next week!