Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year from Iowa: -19 with wind chills of -30 to -40. Ick!

This is the time of year I wonder why we live in Iowa. Be sure to check out the wind chill. Then I remember a hot day is 90 degrees in the summer, and how nice those are.

Happy New year!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Announcing Sgt. Dunn #9 - soon to be released!

I am thrilled to announce that Sgt. Dunn #9, which is titled Raid on Hitler's Dam, will be released around mid-January!

I'm currently working on edit #3. You can track my editing progress on my blog (upper left corner). I sent the second edit on to my trusted and super FIRST READERS to get their feedback a couple of days ago.

My friend and cover artist, David M. Jones, is working on the cover. As soon as that's ready, I'll do a cover reveal.

Here's the book description. 

Raid on Hitler’s Dam

U.S. Army Ranger Technical Sergeant Tom Dunn takes a trip he thought he might never get to make: go home. But just for a few days. He and his pregnant British wife, Pamela, are invited to the White House so he can receive the Medal of Honor from President Roosevelt. Dunn’s entire family will be there and he can’t wait to see them after almost three years.

The moment Dunn returns to England, he gets his new mission. It takes all of his remarkable skill to plan the mission with British Commando Sergeant Malcolm Saunders, who just returned to England following a very close-call rescue mission in Holland. The target is so ambitious it seems impossible, even ludicrous. But not to Dunn. He immediately determines he’ll need additional assistance and for the first time, a second Ranger squad is assigned to work for Dunn. Oh, one more thing, he also wants help from a major in the Army Corps of Engineers. Why an engineer? The mission is to destroy a hydroelectric dam, in western Germany not far from the industrial city of Stuttgart, and its power production capabilities. The idea is to cripple Stuttgart for the coming winter.

Dunn and Saunders, and their men, take all the equipment they’ll need, plus weapons, plus a 6,000 pound bomb to bust the dam wide open, and enough explosives to blow up the underground power production water turbines. Things are going smoothly. And then they aren’t.

In perhaps the most action-filled novel in the Sgt. Dunn WWII Action Thriller series, book nine, Raid on Hitler’s Dam, gives readers firefight after firefight, sniper fire by Jonesy and his British counterpart, Ira Myers, ground chases, P-51 escort air-to-air and air-to-ground combat by Captain Norman Miller, who stole the Nazis’ Horten 18 jet bomber in book one, Operation Devil’s Fire. Munsterman’s page-turning style gives the reader no choice but to charge forward page by page.

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Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December 7th - Remember Pearl Harbor

"Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."

~ FDR, 8 December 19471

Entire speech 

A horrible day in American history. But let's remember that the Japanese commanders weren't as smart or courageous as they thought they were. They left the oil supply intact, which, if they'd destroyed that, would have crippled the U.S. Navy for much longer. We certainly would not have been able to fight the Battle of Midway.

Here are some newspaper headlines about the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Cool WWII fact #2

The P-51 Mustang makes appearances in my books sometimes. The original name for the aircraft was the Apache!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Cool WWII fact

Norvell Gillespie designed the camouflage patterns for the U.S. He was the garden editor for Better Homes and Gardens magzine!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Thank you Veterans!

Today is Veterans Day (observed) and tomorrow, 11/11, is the historical date. 

Please take a moment to reflect on what these men and women have done, and continue to do, for us.

Veterans: Thank you!

Friday, October 6, 2017

I needed a laugh today, so . . .

. . . here are some puppy pictures for you and me. We already know that Pamela has two dogs and that Dunn likes them. More importantly, the dogs like him.

Real-time Earth and Moon phase