This week, I had the pleasure of giving ninety-nine-year-old World War II veteran, Major Philip Bishop, the first copy of my biographical book, Ever A Soldier. He and his family are thrilled to have a book written about his life story. I asked Phil how it felt to read about his life in a book.
He answered, “I would never in my life have expected a book to be written about me, especially in these later years.”
When I began this project of writing about World War II veterans’ stories, I didn’t realize how well received these books would be by the general public. The books have led me on a journey of speaking to some very receptive groups of people who want to hear the stories of our World War II veterans. We all realize there are just a few years remaining for us to embrace these national treasures.
For anyone living in the vicinity, I’m scheduled to speak about both veterans and their books at the Naselle Timberland Library, Naselle, Washington, on Wednesday, April 19th at 6:00 p.m., and South Bend Timberland Library, South Bend, Washington, on Saturday, April 22nd at 10:30 a.m.
I welcome comments or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.