In just a little under 12 months from now, Canadians, Americans, and Britains will be invited to Europe to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2.
- 14 days in late April to early May, with May 8th (VE Day) being the ‘capstone’ event
- An itinerary that would start in the UK and finish in Holland, primarily following the path of the Canadians from Normandy to Holland and also including American and British battlefields
Held every year in Branson, MO, the rally is attended by former members of Long Range Patrol, Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol, Long Range Surveillance Teams as well as family. They are a terrific group of veterans. Special thanks to Gary Linderer for inviting me. I also got to hang out with one my authors, Jim Thayer, author of the forthcoming Tango 1-1 which I’ll be publishing at Pen and Sword Books – spring 2020.
It’s been forever since I posted here for which there is no good (or even bad) excuse. I do use Facebook and Twitter, but why have a website if I don’t utilize it? One of my struggles with social media in general is that I am not a dedicated consumer of it. I follow people on Twitter and FB – oh, and Instagram, but I rarely read their posts. Does that make me a bad ‘friend’? I suspect I’m not alone in this, but it does sometimes feel that way.
With my mea culpa, such as it is, out of the way, I thought I’d restart posting with an update. I’m working on my next fantasy novel as well as a nonfiction military history book. I accepted a position with Pen & Sword Books out of the UK as an acquisitions editor for military history so I’m keeping busy. I took up kickboxing a year ago and can confidently say that if I’m ever attacked by an opponent who is thick, cylindrical and moves very little – not unlike a heavy bag – I should prevail.
Still living on the Upper East Side in New York City.
Still eating more junk food than I should.
Currently avoiding doing my taxes because they aren’t due for another month.
Wildly unsuccessful in overcoming my procrastination.
Planning another battlefield tour for 2020.
Hoping/planning to have the next novel finished this summer.
Planning to post regularly here (ha!)
I’ll be the historian on a tour in Europe next summer and you’re all invited. We’ll be visiting battlefields of the First and Second World Wars and also making many cultural stops along the way including several days and nights in Paris. You can see more about it here: