After years of rejections, numerous revisions and too many roadblocks to mention, I am happy to report that my novel, THE FINAL SALUTE, Together We Live On, has made it to #1 on Amazon's Top-rated War Fiction based on customer reviews.
I am grateful to every single reader who took the time to post a review or tell a friend about my book. Many thanks to MWSA for believing in my story enough to award it a Silver Medal in 2009.
Kathy (MWSA member since 2008)
Title: In the Shadow Of a Badge
Author: Lillie Leonardi
Reviewer: Dick Hrebik
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1595717390
It is a narrative non-fiction, first-hand account of the spiritual experience
Lillie encountered while serving in her professional capacity as the
Community Outreach Specialist with the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
The book reflects her story of the visitation of Angels in the initial
moments at the Flight 93 crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania and her
personal interpretation of the historic facts leading up to and following the
events of September 11, 2001.
Lillie's memoir also details her subsequent diagnosis of Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder (PTSD) and her on-going journey to heal and recover from its effects. Through the reconciliation of heart, mind, body and soul, her
trauma ultimately led to triumph by providing the catalyst needed to regain
her voice through writing.
Title: Your Life
Author: Scot Spooner
Reviewer: Ron Camarda
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1468536516
Achievement of life changing positive consequences, through personal
accountability and responsibility. The theme of the book is that we are all
very different, yet the same, and in that "sameness' there are universal
truths and lessons that can be applied to all humans.
The book chronicles my life from a young man, through becoming a soldier, a Green Beret, a member of Delta Force, and now a successful entrepreneur and book author.
The struggles and key times that the book highlights are: Coming from a
broken home, Alcoholism, Combat, PTSD, Being Fired, leaving the military, ALL personal relationships
Title: God in the Trenches
Author: Larkin Spivey
Reviewer: Pat Avery
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): B005M4HFDE
In God in the Trenches, Larkin Spivey shows that when the nation s survival seemed uncertain, even doubtful, fate seemed to turn America s way, giving way to mysterious if not miraculous events. These events altered the course of history, leading to victory for the American military and enduring freedom for America s citizens.