Tag Archives: War Remains

Yes, You can Judge a Book by its Cover

You know the old adage, “you can judge a book by its cover?” It’s true. It’s especially true if you are an indie author and you’re trying to fight for a piece of the action in a market that is getting smaller and smaller. If you want your book to get noticed you are going […]

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Welcome Home, Sgt. Paul M. Gordon

Another service member from the Korean War will soon be coming home:   Sgt. Paul M. Gordon was a farm boy from Dry Ridge, a top-notch basketball player who dreamed of one day going to Alaska to pan for gold. He graduated from Crittenden High School when he was 16 and joined the Army soon […]

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Room With a View

Looking out my 12th floor apartment in Daejeon. Of all the places and apartments I have lived in the 24 plus years I’ve worked and lived in Korea, I’ve finally moved up to a room with a view. The building in the middle is the KORAIL (Korean Railroad) headquarters. Daejeon station is to the right. […]

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Book Marketing Strategies: How Much Should You Charge?

I’ve read a number of articles and blog posts about how much to charge for an eBook. Most of these articles suggest setting the price between 1.99 to 3.99 and I would have to agree, though I think the 2.99-3.99 range is most appropriate for most self-published authors. Of course, no one wants to sell […]

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Former US Congressman Visits SolBridge

A former US congressman visited SolBridge the other day to address the students; a former congressman from Illinois I might add. Donald Manzullo, from Illinois’ 16th Congressional District. Just up the road a bit from the LaSalle-Peru area. He’s currently the President and the CEO of the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEIA) We had […]

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Welcome Home, Cpl. William F. Day

These news stories always choke me up. Another soldier has finally returned home from a “forgotten war.” The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. […]

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War Remains — The LaSalle County Link

When I sat down and started to write my Korean War novel War Remains in the fall of 2009, I based parts of the novel on some of the interviews I had with US Second Infantry Division veterans who were at such places as the Pusan Perimeter, Kunu-ri, Chipyong-ni, and Hoengseong. Then, there was the […]

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How to Avoid the Self-Publishing Blues #2: You’re So Vain

You probably thought this book…. Let’s face it, one of the biggest challenges with self-publishing, other than how to best market your book is how to overcome the vanity press stigma which many people have with authors who self-publish. Back in the day, an author would write a book, go to a local printer and […]

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Buy this Book!

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice which technically ended the Korean War, though the US and ROK service members and South Korean civilians who lost their lives since the end of the Korean War on July 27, 1953 would beg to differ. There are still over 7,900 US service members […]

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Arirang Radio’s “Travel Bug/Guest House”

It was fun. That’s what best describes my appearance on Arirang Radio’s “Travel Bug” hosted by Korean celebrity Lisa Kelley. It was a lot more informal than I expected which made it more fun and allowed me to feel more relaxed. The program is a veritable cornucopia on things Korean, Lisa, who was a most […]

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