…here is a follow up thought on the Marketing and Goodreads blog posting. As a refresher, Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/) is a book Web site where readers list books they have read and post ratings and/or reviews on those books. Goodreads does not sell books, but does help bring attention to works. The Web site has a giveaways function where authors can generate some buzz for their writing efforts.
Susan Hinkle at Page After Page Bookstore has a slot for a couple of authors to do book signings October 27, 9am - 1pm. She's also interested in anyone wanting to do booksignings on Vetearns Day. If you are interested, please let me know.
My award winning Vietnam memoir, Stand To...A Journey to Manhood, will be available FREE on Amazon.com for the duration of the MWSA conference. I invite all members to download a copy and, hopefully, post a comment/review on Amazon. I am proud to state that Stand To...A Journey to Manhood, was the MWSA Founder's Award recipient for 2009. It chronicles my year in Vietnam 1968-9 as a new "butterbar" lieutenant of infantry in the Central Highlands and jungles of Vietnam.
This is a forwarded email I received today from a friend...At least anecdotally confirmed as accurate:
Said to have been recently declassified:
I was told this little story by a Air America troop when I first arrived at Ton Sun Nhut in Jan 68. The written version is not nearly as good. but does fit with the story I got verbally. == ' AIR.
This is too good a story not to pass on to all VN era GIs. And of course, others with memories of that time frame.
Subject: Fwd: Fwd: CALL SIGN FOR LAOS ] SITE 85 . . RECENTLY DE-CLASSIFIED ' AIR.