Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (PRWEB) April 1, 2010
In 2005, Marine Corps Veteran Sally Drumm began a creative writing program for military people. MilSpeak Foundation, Inc. and MilSpeak Books evolved from that effort. Stars & Stripes contributor Terri Barnes says of Sally: “Hard to imagine this voice in the throat of a DI, screaming orders to recruits at Parris Island. Once it did, but now Sally encourages military and family members to find their voices through Milspeak Creative Writing Seminars.” MilSpeak Books is the nonprofit electronic books publishing arm of MilSpeak Foundation, Inc. (501c3 pending).
New MilSpeak Books eBook releases available at http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/milspeak:
The Hat and The Cat, Humorous Fiction by June Andrade
This tongue in cheek account of recruit training from a cat's eye view keeps action at a high pitch while telling the tale of United States Marine Corps recruit training in a way that every member of the family can appreciate and enjoy.
Long Road Back by Laudizen King
Memoirs, travels, and essays of Laudizen King, who captures salient moments and emotions of a life well traveled and explored. From childhood angst to the teenage years, from the sunlit days of youth and love to military service, from years of discovery and adventure to the doorway of old age, selections in Long Road Back hold a kernel of joy for every reader.
The American Letters, Travelogue by Dennis Adams
A not-so-innocent abroad recounts his travels to a French village for an international convention of towns with the name “Beaufort.” Adams contemplates life while learning fresh lessons about customs and attitudes from hosts who know the true meaning of “hospitalité.” The completely bilingual text in English and French is a great resource for learners of either language. If you loved Raymond Barthes' Mythologies, you'll love The American Letters.
Harry and Bo and Other Stories from a Rambling Mind, Short Fiction by Danny Johnson http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/11745
Not since Breece D’JPancake has a writer the likes of Danny Johnson emerged from the South with all the glory and hell of life attached and intact in his fiction. Add a measure of Tim O’Brien’s stylization of military life and you still have only a glimmer of the storytelling you’ll love in the Harry and Bo collection.
Mayhem in Mazatlan, Novel by Dick Reynolds
Vicky Armstrong, 48-years old, is broke & living in a VW van in California after her husband leaves her for another woman. Vicky changes her life and seeks revenge. Her quest for justice takes her to Switzerland in this powerfully erotic tale of murder, romance and international intrigue.
Averil, My Anchor, Novel by Dick Reynolds.
A romantic thriller chockfull of cross-continental challenges to test Averil and Mark Holloway's 10-year marriage. As Mark's fascination with his first love leads to an affair, will Averil’s love endure Mark's tangled web of deceit? Will the answer matter if Averil’s terrorist ex-husband finds her?
MilSpeak: Warriors, Veterans, Family & Friends Writing the Military Experience.
For the first time, the complete anthology & workshop memoir as it appeared in print is available as an eBook. This is a great volume (for the living room or the class room) to get the conversation started about the wartime experience and military life. What are our troops and their families really enduring to answer the call to duty? Revisit the Korean War and Vietnam War on your way to Gulf War 1 and 2 in these true stories written in the words of those who lived, and are living, the military life.
Meet MilSpeak Founder and MilSpeak Books editor Sally Drumm at Association of Writing Professionals Conference http://www.awpwriter.org/conference/2010awpconf.php at the Hyatt Regency in Denver Colorado on April 9, 2010. Scars on My Heart, a staged reading excerpted from MilSpeak: Warriors, Veterans, Family and Friends will be presented at 10:00 AM, Mineral Hall, Hyatt Regency Denver, with a meet the editor event from 12:30-1:30 pm at the Press 53 area in the Bookfair center.
Purchase of MilSpeak Books helps to keep MilSpeak Foundation http://www.milspeak.org self-supporting and its programs free. Milspeak Foundation works to raise awareness about creative works by military people, to introduce military people to stress management through participation in the arts, to preserve in art the everyday of military life and to build relationships between military and civilian cultures.