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The suspense is nerve wracking…

With just under two weeks before the winners are announced at this year’s Military Writers Society of America 2011 Book Awards, and with War Remains nominated for two awards, the suspense has been nerve wracking to say the least. In many ways, I have already won. All I can say is that I am very […]

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War Remains Nominated for two MWSA 2011 Book Awards

My Korean War novel, War Remains has been nominated for two awards by MWSA, the Military Writers Society of America: Special Korean War Book Award for 2011 and the Military-Army Award for 2011. Winners will be announced on October 1st at the MWSA National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. I am honored and humbled to be […]

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Writing is easy; Promoting your book is harder

That’s what I’ve been finding out ever since War Remains was published seven months ago. I’ve done everything that was suggested by authors and indie publishers, from setting up a page on Facebook to having its own blog. I’ve sent out press releases, have had two newspaper interviews, and have recently entered the novel into […]

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Yikes! $178.05 for a hardcover edition of War Remains!

The other day my friend Dave Steele (author of the Sexton series) sent me an email informing me that a hardcover edition of War Remains was going for $178.05! “That’s no misprint Jeffrey,” Dave went on to say in his email. $178.05. I was going to have to check that out for myself. Dave was […]

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Task Force Smith — July 5, 1950

Today is the 61st anniversary of The Battle of Osan, which marked America’s entry into the Korean War when Task Force Smith battled over 20,000 North Korean troops and 33 Russian T-34 tanks north of Osan. This is what I wrote about Task Force Smith in my Korean War novel, War Remains: Five days after […]

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Damaged Goods — I have my copy, do you?

In the mail today, my copy of Damaged Goods, a collection of short fiction or flash fiction. Wow. It doesn’t make any difference whether it’s your first book or in my case, your third book, the wonderful feeling you have holding your book in your hands. This is your creation, something you worked hard on […]

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One more soldier comes home from a “forgotten war”

News like this always makes me feel sad and at the same time happy for the family that will now have some closure. The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office  announced June 13 that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and are being returned to his family […]

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Passing along a great deal from Lulu Publishing

From now until the end of the month, Lulu is offering a great deal on my novel War Remains and other books. How great is the deal from the folks at Lulu? How does a 25% discount sound? Just enter the code, CYBERMAY when checking out. And just in time for my birthday, I might […]

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“War Hero” — Damaged Goods

When I was a young boy, I remember hearing my Grandpa Hahn tell the story about a story he had been told when he was a young boy in the late 1890s about how one of his relatives had shot himself in the foot to get out of serving in the 1861-1865 War Between the […]

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“Style before Gel” — Damaged Goods

The back story for “Style before Gel” dates back to 1980 when I saw David and the Happenings for the first time at SIU (Southern Illinois University) and three times in Chicago, including one slam-dancing punk rock night at the Space Place, which was the inspiration for this story. David and the Happenings was a […]

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