Sunday, November 11, 2018

Today is Veteran’s Day! Thank a veteran!

One hundred years ago today, the armistice was signed to end the Great War, WWI.

Here are the veterans I know or knew. Please forgive me if I forgot anyone.

Thank you for serving. Thank you for your sacrifices.

In Loving Memory (deceased)
Olga Munsterman (Mom) – U.S. Coast Guard
Major Harvey Mellion (Father) – U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force
Amos Munsterman (Uncle) – U.S. Army, Silver Star
Hugo Munsterman (Uncle) – U.S. Army, Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Norman Munsterman (Uncle) – U.S. Army
Maxwell Elder (wife’s father) – U.S. Army
Lester Knisley (Uncle) – U.S. Navy
Master Sergeant Frank O. Champion –High School ROTC teacher
Harold Sutton (Friend in same Confirmation class) – U.S. Marines, Killed in Vietnam

In Loving Honor (living)

Alexandra (granddaughter) Page Robinson
Don Munsterman (Cousin) – U.S. Army
Joe Stutler (friend)– U.S. Army
Dr. Byron Thornton (nephew) – U.S. Army

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Great spider pics

When coming back from walking Lila late last night (10 pm) we came upon a guest outside the garage. He patiently allowed me to take several pics. I believe he is an Orb-weaving spider.

Our Lila is the namesake of young Marie's dog in Brutal Enemy.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sgt. Dunn Novel #10, Lethal Ground, seems to be available on Amazon!

Hey Sgt. Dunn readers,

Here's the link to the new book!

Thanks for your support. Happy reading.

I just clicked the publish button for Sgt. Dunn Novel #10, Lethal Ground!

Hello Sgt. Dunn readers!

I just clicked the publish button for Lethal Ground, Kindle version, the tenth Sgt. Dunn novel. Typically, it’s available within 12 hours (of 11:15 am CDT on 8/5/18), but it could take longer. We might see it on Amazon sometime later today, 8/5/18, or tomorrow, 8/6/18. Amazon sites outside the U.S. could take 48 to 72 hours.

I don’t have the link to the new book yet, but as soon as it hits the Amazon store, I'll post it here for you. The rest of my day will be spent pressing F5 to refresh my Kindle Bookshelf page to know when the book is live. No, really, I’m not kidding . . .

Thank you for your support! I hope you enjoy the new book. Let me hear from you.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Happy Day! Editing for Lethal Ground is DONE!

Finished the editing for Sgt. Dunn Novel #10, Lethal Ground a few minutes ago. Planning to release tomorrow, Sunday, August 5th.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Sgt. Dunn Novel #10 Title and Cover Reveal

Hello Sgt. Dunn readers!

I’m delighted to announce the title and reveal the cover for Sgt. Dunn Novel #10:

Lethal Ground

The book is description is below.

I hope to release the book sometime next week.

As of today, I’m 56% done with Edit #5. I’ll have one or two more to go. You can follow the progress of my editing process on this blog (upper left of blog page).

Lethal Ground

In the tenth book of the Sgt. Dunn WWII Action Thriller series, Munsterman draws from real terrifying and despicable operations the loathsome Nazis planned.

With Germany no longer able to produce an atomic bomb, Adolf Hitler dreams up a terrifying nightmare and orders the Nazi Minster of Armaments, Albert Speer, to make it happen. At Bletchley Park, where the German Enigma code messages are decoded and read daily, analyst Reginald Shepston and his assistant, Eileen Lansford, heroes from Saving Paris, discover the horrendous plot by the Nazi regime.

U.S. Army Ranger Technical Sergeant Tom Dunn is ready for action following a mission to blow up Hitler’s Dam. He takes his squad of lethal Rangers on a creative and subversive mission to France.

Meanwhile, British Commando Sergeant Major Malcolm Saunders meets Pope Pius XII in Colonel Jenkins’ office. Except it isn’t the Pope. It’s a British stage actor who is a perfect look-alike. The Vatican Swiss Guard has learned that the dreaded Nazi SS plans to kidnap the Pope and take him to Germany, where he would be subjected to the cruelty of an unmerciful Hitler. Saunders’ mission is simple: work with the Swiss Guard and keep the real Pope safe, while entrapping the SS with the decoy.

After returning from France, Dunn is assigned to stop the Nazis. He’s shocked and angered by their immoral plan to irradiate the earth near the front lines with their remaining uranium-235. Allied soldiers passing across the lethal ground would be exposed to deadly radiation. With so much at stake, Dunn forms a Ranger platoon. As they fight to stop the Nazis’ horrifying plan, they uncover the depths to which the Nazis will go.

In Lethal Ground, Munsterman reveals the true nature of the Nazis and their view of the world. His page-turning style puts the reader into a WWII story where he masterfully blends history and fiction to create an action-packed plot.

Cover Design by David M. Jones (Jonesy)

Friday, July 6, 2018

Beware the mouse slip

Yesterday I posted something about being really productive. Yay me . . . 

Today, I'm posting a warning about mouse slips. Yes, there is such a thing. It's when you do something with your computer's mouse or mouse pad that results in something bad, like buying something you don't want for $100 or in my case losing 1,000 words somewhere, which is far, far worse, believe me.

I had my Explorer window open on the right side in a small size. Behind it was my Google drive location where I store my novels' daily backups (one of the places they have a home). All you have to do is click and drag from the Explorer window to the Google window, and the files upload.

Unless you make a mouse slip. Somewhere between my Explorer file folders window and Google I let go of the click-and-hold mouse button on my laptop. I looked in the Explorer folder and could see the files for July 3rd and the 5th, but not the 6th, today. My heart sank. They were a beautiful 1,000 words. I could remember some of them, but really? 1,000?

I did a search for the file name on "This PC." It took for-damn-ever and finally replied, huh? We don't have one of those, you knucklehead.

I visually searched the two small folders listed under that thing I hate, One Drive. Nothing.

Panic has set in. This was the next to the last chapter of my newest book, for crying out loud.

Fortunately, I'm stubborn.

Then I double-click the root of that thing I hate, One Drive. Ah ha! There you are, my pretty! I copied by using Ctrl-C and went to my Explorer folder. Ctrl-V! yeah, Boom! Got my 1,000 words back, so there.

Then I ate dinner.

I'm okay now, but wow. Only 2,349 words to go. I think tomorrow I'll stick my thumb drive in my laptop and leave it there until I'm done. And I'll Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V my way to happiness.