WW2 Vet Shares ‘Rainbows in My Pocket’ in His New Memoir

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Zed Merrill recounts careless adventures of youth, coming of age in small town America

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A snapshot of precious times that have gone by, a reminiscence of careless hijinks with friends, seemingly simple moments that are nonetheless priceless to those who hold them dear.

Zed Merrill chronicles the nostalgic childhood adventures he had while growing up in a small Oregon town. His new book, “Rainbows in My Pocket” (published by Trafford Publishing), shares pieces of personal history told in anecdotes and short stories that entertain and provide some much-needed life lessons.

“Growing up as a kid during those times in a small town like Albany, Oregon, is an experience that might be difficult to describe to today’s generation, but I’m willing to give it a try.” Merrill says. According to him, his experience can be related to by readers who know what it was like, whether they were from Maine, Illinois, or California, as he is certain that they will see themselves somewhere in one of his stories. Maybe they will see themselves going deep for one of those back lot passes, racing a pal to kick the can in the middle of a street or swinging from a ring for a swan dive into a lazy river – as these are but some of the idyllic memories Merrill recalls.

“Rainbows in My Pocket: The Life and Times of a Former Kid in Small Town America” is a snapshot of precious times that have gone by, a reminiscence of careless hijinks with friends, seemingly simple moments that are nonetheless priceless to those who hold them dear.

“Rainbows in My Pocket”
By Zed Merrill
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 100 pages | ISBN 9781490762999
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 100 pages | ISBN 9781490762975
E-Book | 100 pages | ISBN 9781490762982
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Following his service in the Navy during WWII, Zed Merrill returned home to Albany where he and his wife Norma started their family. After turning down an offer to play baseball at Oregon State University he went into the advertising agency business with his brother Frank. Then in 1953, he accepted a position in the advertising and marketing department of Pacific Power and Light in Portland. A few years later, he opened his own ad agency in Portland, which was short-lived when he was offered a dream job as advertising and marketing director for the Elmer’s Restaurant chain headquartered in Portland. Twelve years later, he retired after the chain was sold and devoted his efforts in writing and producing more than a dozen national award-winning documentaries pertaining to little-known or purposely forgotten stories from WWII. Meanwhile, he has published two books titled “Tales from WWII You Probably Never Heard Before” and “Invisible Are the Brave.”

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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