Author Ken Laybolt Showcases a Rich Arsenal of Military Stories

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Engaging new book compiles short tales that take readers to various parts of the world

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An article posted on, Entertainment Local News titled “The beauty of storytelling” shares one man’s passion for writing. Playwright and actor Colin Bruce Anthes was quoted by saying “Writing has become my favourite because I can always keep doing it. I can write under any conditions.” In line with this, author Ken Laybolt reveals his work, Helmets On an eclectic compilation of military stories that will stir readers from beginning to end. This riveting book showcases a wide-range of experiences encountered by various soldiers through different times, ages and locations.

Storytelling is indeed an inevitable part of humanity. Used mainly for social interaction, tales, whether real or fictional, create a sense of empathy and camaraderie among people. They are there to generate feelings that float in between the extremes of love and hate, admiration and condemnation, security and separation. Stories ambiguously remind mankind about both its human frailty and the idealistic and noble virtues inevitably found in the lessons.

Helmets On shares life-like depictions of the lives of soldiers, whether they are veterans or rouges, who served their countries and lived to tell the whole world about their fascinating experiences. A literary beacon of inspiration, this book takes one from Yugoslavia to Kosovo, from Bosnia to Croatia, and all the way into Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Helmets On * by Ken Laybolt
Publication Date: August 31, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 120 pages; 978-1-4797-1005-8
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 120 pages; 978-1-4797-1006-5
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-1007-2

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