Author Jess Zepeda’s new book “The Iron Grains” is a stirring narrative following a young Californian as he navigates mandatory military service in the Vietnam era

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Recent release “The Iron Grains” from Page Publishing author Jess Zepeda is an evocative fictionalized reflection on the challenges of military life for an artistic soul after he is drafted in California’s San Joachin Valley.

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Jess Zepeda, a lifelong Californian, artist, and substitute schoolteacher currently living and working in San Francisco, has published his new book “The Iron Grains”: a stirring memoir inspired by the actual experiences of a young man drafted into the US Army in the Vietnam War era.

The author shares, “This book is a fictionalized non-fiction novel exposing the story of an artist and how he relates to the last draft lottery (Vietnam War era) of the United States. It depicts real accounts of true-life experiences coming from the San Joaquin Valley of California to the Monterey Peninsula along the West coast of the old Fort Ord Military facility, which is currently now the California State University of Monterey Peninsula. ‘The Iron Grains’ is a good recipe for peace in our lifetimes and its outreach can be used as a guide to the future for ending all wars in our time.”

Published by Page Publishing, Jess Zepeda’s engrossing book is a compelling novel exploring the psychological effects of military life on an artistic spirit.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The Iron Grains” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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