I just published a love story. Will COVID kill that too?
Lots of funny things happened in Iraq. No really!
Book #3 will also be a different genre, this time
I write stories that are compelling to me and would love to know what you think my audiobooks as well.
Pin Ups leapt from car calendars to enchant and wreck.
Kids became weapons of war.
And coronavirus tried to kill a love story.
I have a comprehensive understanding of the war, having Soldiered there in its beginning and at the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In between deployments I trained troops to go downrange. The compulsion to write down my goofy adventures overcame the inertia since college that limited my writing to post-it notes, Emails and greeting cards. I finally had a story worth telling.
I don’t see representation of ordinary Soldiers in Iraq in media. Didn’t women deploy? Where’s their attagirl? Strangers in grocery stores thanked me for my service. It bothered me and I avoided wearing my uniform in public. What if they knew about the terrible things I did?
Do you appreciate stuff more now that the worst of COVID is over? Pretty
things like the buffed painted body of a car, the chrome polished into mirrors
reflecting light? Or maybe friends and lovers that you're afraid might get sick
again? The trauma of the pandemic still sinks in.
Pacific Northwest summers provide a beautiful snapshot of the "Good Ol'
Days" where folks moved about freely showing off their cars and dresses.
Pin Up clubs fit into auto shows like hands into elegant lace dress gloves
smoothing over a quarter panel, modeling for photos.
Dolls invent Pin Up characters, glamming up to win a tiara, crushing the
competition. Gearheads asked dates to go to the movies, not thinking love
could disappear so fast.
Self-destruction and supposed preservation were in full swing when it was
so easy to have fun, going to the club, ball game or parties at friend's houses.
But when the lockdown began, and family started dying the prospect of
losing everything changed us.
What will we hoard the next time?
Most Pin Up clubs do charity work, and
veterans will always need help. If you’re
planning a pageant over the 4th of July
then displaying the red, white and blue
will sell. Summertime is when folks like
travel, be free, go to car shows. Of course,
the history of Pin Up goes to modestly
titillating the “Boys” overseas at war with
artwork. Maybe there’s even some sex
Scoundrels in Iraq relates the gritty adventures. I inadvertently explained the result of the war, how and why ISIS appeared; still finding the ridiculous and funny in order to continue the march: providing a glimpse of the anguish of being oseparated from family, the worry of getting hurt and the fear of coming home when your loved ones have moved on without you.
How does a soldier become a indie author?
It starts with a cold brew, after a long day, and the stories that keep wanting to be written.
After that, it's a whole lot o fun!
Dolls invent Pin-Up characters, glamming up to win a tiara, crushing the competition. Gearheads asked dates to go to the movies, not thinking love could disappear so fast.
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