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.