Hello, SEers. Mae here, kicking off the week with you. Today is Veterans Day in the United States. A time to honor all the men and women who have served in our military. Many of you have family members who have served (or are serving). Others may even write books with military heroes or enjoy reading books that feature men and women of the armed services.
My question for you today:
Have you ever written a book with a military hero or character?
My first release, Weathering Rock, featured a Union Colonel from the American Civil War. Although it was a time travel romance, I took special care with Caleb DeCardian. Not only was he the hero of my novel, he was also a hero of America’s bloodiest war.
As a reader, I enjoy novels set during the Civil War and the American Revolution. I’ve read quite a few, and also have an extensive nonfiction collection devoted to both time periods. In addition, I’ve read several novels featuring military (or ex-military) heroes set in present day. Military fiction—especially of the romance variety—is a popular genre.
If you enjoy military fiction and heroes, you’ll like THIS LIST on Goodreads. It features New Releases, Most Read (for the Week), Popular, and a series of lists broken out by category. On the other hand, if you prefer nonfiction THIS is the list for you.
To close, I want to share a book written by my father. If you’re a follower of my personal blog, I apologize if you’ve already seen this. My dad was a vet of WWII. He never talked about the war or what he experienced, but as a twenty-two year old solider in the Pacific Theater, he kept a journal. Later, he struck all the personal information, self-published the book, and gave each man in his regiment a copy so they would have a record of what took place. You won’t find my father’s name on the cover or anywhere in the book, and all you’ll find in the preface are his initials. Published in 1946, I have one of only two remaining copies in my family. Even more precious, I have the original typewritten manuscript, AND my father’s original handwritten notebook from 1945 (note the date on the paper below).
Naturally, I treasure these. Given Veterans Day, I thought they made a good share. My love of writing stems mostly from my father, who penned multiple stories in his younger years. Although he passed away when I was thirteen, his gift of words and the gift he gave to his country remains.
Have you ever written a book with a military hero or character? Do you read military fiction or nonfiction? Do you have a favorite book featuring a military character?
It’s time to share your thoughts. Ready, Set, Go!