65 Years Ago: Aug. 6, 1944: Germans wage counterattack against US in Mortain, France.
65 Years Ago: Aug. 5, 1944: In Australia, Japanese prisoners of war attempt a mass escape; 231 Japanese killed, and 3 guards.
65 Years Ago: Aug. 4, 1944: British RAF Meteor jet fighter first flies in combat, downs German V-1 buzz bomb.
65 Years Ago: Aug. 3, 1944: US and Chinese forces take Myitkyina, Burma.
65 Years Ago: Aug. 2, 1944: Neutral Turkey breaks diplomatic relations with Germany.
65 Years Ago: Aug. 1, 1944: US Third Army under General Patton breaks out of Normandy into Brittany. Warsaw uprising begins: Polish Home Army rises up against Germans as Soviets approach.
It’s official! Here’s the cover for my first novel. If you received my newsletter last week, you may notice Allie’s suit is now red.
A Distant Melody will be released by Revell in March 2010 and is now featured on their website at http://www.revellbooks.com
Here’s a brief summary of the story: Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie Miller will do anything to gain her approval–even marry a man she doesn’t love. Lt. Walter Novak–fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women–takes his last furlough at home in California before being shipped overseas. Walt and Allie meet at a wedding and their love of music draws them together, prompting them to begin a correspondence that will change their lives. As letters fly between Walt’s muddy bomber base in England and Allie’s mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them together. But can they untangle the secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart?
A Distant Melody is the first book in the Wings of Glory series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II.
So many of you have lavished me with prayer and encouragement, critique and advice, for which I am deeply grateful. The name on the cover is almost a lie – none of this could have happened without the support and love (sometimes in the “tough love” category) of my family, friends, and critque partners. Thank you all! I love you!
65 Years Ago: July 31, 1944: Soviet Army reaches Baltic Sea at East Prussian border, cutting off German Army Group North.
65 Years Ago: July 30, 1944: US troops land at Sansapor on northwest tip of New Guinea; little opposition.
65 Years Ago: July 28, 1944: In Poland, Soviets cross Vistula River south of Warsaw, take Brest-Litovsk.