Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Darkest Hour

For Valentines Day, my wife and I went to go see Darkest Hour. This movie is an incredible look inside Churchill's strengths and doubts in May 1940 when he first became Prime Minister.

If you've seen Dunkirk, then this is the sister movie and it's a must see for anyone interested in World War II. Gary Oldman is absolutely breathtaking as Churchill and the rest of the cast was superb.

Filled with tension, the movie has funny spots, which make it so enjoyable.

Run, don't walk, to the theater as soon as possible!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Sgt. Dunn Novel # 10 underway

Excited! I published my 9th Sgt. Dunn Novel, Raid on Hitler's Damlast Friday. On Sunday, I got the initial ideas for book 10. Will work on plot for a few days and then start writing!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A real-life Tom Dunn was a hero

Our favorite fictional U.S. Army Ranger, Sgt. Tom Dunn, is by his nature and actions, a hero, receiving the Medal of Honor in book 9, Raid on Hitler’s Dam, for his actions in book 1, Operation Devil’s Fire.

I thought you’d enjoy reading about a real-life hero named Tom Dunn from 1894.

Jack, the son of my friend and FIRST READER, Dave Cross, is reading a book, The Secrets of Morse Code, and found a story about a man named Tom Dunn. Here’s the excerpt. Thanks to Jack for finding this interesting fun nugget, and to Dave for sending me the great picture of the text.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Lunar eclipse

There's an upcoming supermoon and eclipse (in some areas). Here's a beautiful time-lapse video of a 2011 eclipse. When the moon is dark, the Milky Way becomes visible. Incredible!

I go to the astronomy picture of the day website daily. I love space. When I first started writing, it was in the science fiction genre because that was my favorite since the age of 13. It turns out writing it is a lot harder than reading and enjoying it, so I gave up writing it and turned to my other love, WWII, which led to the Sgt. Dunn Novels.

My newest is now available on Amazon:

Friday, January 26, 2018

Sgt. Dunn Novel #9, Raid on Hitler's Dam published!

The new book is ready on Amazon. Thanks for your support! Happy reading.


Sgt. Dunn Novel #9, Raid on Hitler's Dam - Cover reveal and publishing update

Here's the fantastic cover by David M. Jones for my ninth Sgt. Dunn Novel. Thanks, Jonesy, for a "dam" good job! I already have received compliments for your work from readers who receive the cover reveal email! Here's Dave's cool website:

I finished the last of the edits this morning and am working on the pre-publication items. I plan to publish sometime over the weekend! If you've signed up for my newsletter, you'll receive emails from me when it is published.

Raid on Hitler's Dam Description

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 of war.

The moment Dunn returns to England, he gets his new mission. It takes all of his remarkable skill to plan it. The target is so ambitious it seems impossible, even ludicrous. But not to Dunn. He immediately determines he’ll need additional assistance and calls in British Commando Sergeant Malcolm Saunders, who just returned to England following a very close-call rescue mission in Holland. For the first time, a second Ranger squad is assigned to work for Dunn. Oh, one more thing, he also wants help from a captain 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. 

Dunn and his American-British platoon 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 station. 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, and P-51 Mustang 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.

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!

Real-time Earth and Moon phase