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War Remains — 2012 Global E-Book Awards Finalist

Just a little over a week after I was featured in a Korean War documentary on MBC television in Korea talking about my novel War Remains and the Battle of Hoengseong, I received an email the other day that War Remains was selected as a finalist in the 2012 Global E-Book Awards.

The awards ceremony will be held on August 18 in Santa Barbara, California with Marilu Henner (Taxi, Johny Dangerously) the keynote speaker for the awards.

I’ve said this before, and I will say it again, I am very proud of this book. It is a good story.

I am happy with all the recognition and visibility this book has gotten since it first came out in the fall of 2010. What I am proud about the most is that more and more people have the chance to know about this book and read about one of the battles of this so-called forgotten war as well as the ongoing remains recovery and identification efforts. A couple of my readers have experienced this firsthand and for them and all those other families whose loved ones have come home or for those still waiting for their loved ones to come home, the story about Bobby Washkowiak resonates strongly for them.

Korean War Documentary on MBC (South Korea)

Two months ago I was approached by a Korean filmmaker who asked me if I would be interested in taking part in a documentary he was making on the Korean War. Turns out the documentary he was making was about the Battle of Hoengseong which I described in my novel War Remains and that one of his friends (who also happened to be one of my Facebook friends) had read my book and told him about it. A few messages and emails later, we met one afternoon at SolBridge in April and talked about his documentary. Two weeks later, I was on my way back to Hoengseong and Massacre Valley to be interviewed and describe the battle that was fought here in February 1951 and the battle which is at the beginning of War Remains.

Then, on my birthday, May 28, which was also Buddha’s Birthday in Korea this year, the producer/director Park Jong-woo came down to Daejeon and filmed more scenes in my office at SolBridge.

 

Article on the SolBridge International School of Business website

 

Part Two of the Documentary. I am at 10:30.

 

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