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MWSA Award-Winner Jocelyn Green to Speak in Virginia Beach

Regent University and First Baptist Norfolk Church are offering a free Military Wives Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, February 19, with award-winning author Jocelyn Green as the speaker. Her topic will be: A Legacy of Faith and Courage: Inspiration from Yesterday’s Military Wives.

This is a free event, but has limited seating, so be sure to register soon! (Deadline for registration is February 13.) Visit to register and for more information.

From Fighter Pilot to Book Publisher…RIP Lieutenant Colonel Neil Levin (USMC Ret.)


My former publisher passed away on January 1, 2015, in Oceanside, CA. The day after his passing, I reflect on what this man did for my writing career. Before 2008, I was a longtime freelance writer with multiple credits in national publications. But my one dream…the dream that seemed to elude me for nearly two decades…was to get my first novel into the hands of a traditional publisher, i.e., a publisher who believed in my work enough to invest time and money into my work.

Shelf Unbound Magazine honors the Michael Neill Adventures

This week I learned that two books in the Michael Neill series, 'Red Sky at Morning', and 'Tempest of Fire', have been named Notable Books in the 'Page Turner' category by Shelf Unbound Magazine.

Shelf Unbound lists the best of small press and independent books in a digital format. Here's the link to the current edition of their online publication:


My Dogfight with Jargon

Military pilots joke that we would fall apart without acronyms and jargon - well, I joke about that.

Aviation has a language of its own. Can you decipher this:

"Ghost 11, Jacksonville Center, descend at pilots discretion, you are cleared BIGGI at or below flight level two-four-zero."