A few years ago I made a decision to start writing a series of books that contain stories about different Medal of Honor recipients. I happened to stumble upon a web site that listed the citations of every recipient throughout its long and storied history, and many of those stirred my imagination. It occurred to me that these brief citations did very little to really tell the full story of what really happened. As a result, I came up with the idea of telling these stories in more detail as a collection of dramatizations. I went through each list by war and gave each citation a rating based on how much information I could find to create a more complete story. Those that rated highly were selected to include in my collections. I spent a considerable amount of time researching the ones I selected, and even though some had to be dropped because I couldn’t find enough supporting information, there were still enough to create well over two hundred stories. My plan was to tell the stories of ten recipients in each book, and the first of those books was “Heroes Over There”, which features ten recipients from World War I.
I am currently working on completing the second collection of stories from World War I, which is titled “Heroes One And All”. There will be a third book which also features recipients from World War I, and then I will combine the three so that they can be purchased in a bundle or individually. From there, I have the research completed for four books that will represent the Korean Conflict, and at least a dozen books for World War II. I spent much more time researching than I had anticipated, but I believe it was well worth it. I am glad to finally be back to writing, and I look forward to creating these wonderful and amazing stories about some truly heroic men.
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