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david-niall-wilson's picture
May.30.2013
*Author's note* These are excerpts from a book on writing that has been in progress for a long time.  I am working on it steadily now, and will share snippets here as they are created. This segment is the introduction to both my first important novel (important to me) and to my early US Navy...
michael-seidel's picture
Jun.02.2012
Didn't get my full complement of writing completed yesterday. Charlotte arrived. I hadn't seen her in a while. I'd been away and then she told me she didn't come in all of last week. Why? She doesn't like the changes and the new crews." I understood. There's been a lot of Beanery staff and...
phyllis-zimbler-miller's picture
Oct.16.2011
The technothriller ebook LT. COMMANDER MOLLIE SANDERS started out as a screenplay written with my husband Mitchell R. Miller and originally titled “Triangle Trade.” Writing strong female characters is very important to both of us, so we choose as the protagonist a woman. And as Lt. Commander...
yolande-barial's picture
Sep.14.2011
When I was writing about the wisdom of my father on August 23rd I googled his name to make sure that I had the dates of his birth and his death correct. My father’s name popped up in association with a book, Black Sailor, White Navy, I clicked on it and the book cover popped up. It was a the face...
mary-lynn-i-archibald's picture
May.25.2011
World War II was, for me, a mixture of happy and sad times. Happy because I thought, at the age of four, that the blackouts we endured in Soquel—near the coastal town of Santa Cruz, California—were fun, because I got to sit on my grandmother's lap in the dark with the rest of the family. Sad...
geri-spieler's picture
Dec.15.2010
 Specialist Tammy K. scoots around a throng of patients, visitors and staff in the wide hallways of the VA hospital in Palo Alto. Her shoulder length blonde hair swings as her slim figure maneuvers expertly between  wheelchairs and gurneys on her way to her job in the rehabilitation unit.  She...
warren-adie-riley's picture
Oct.06.2009
Here’s one for you. Being non theoretical, experimentation is currently underway for the successful application of the "hyper-cavitating torpedo", which envelope the torpedo in a gaseous envelope so that the device may travel at supersonic speeds underwater. This weapon will destroy...
diane-chamberlain's picture
Jun.07.2009
If you've read Before the Storm or Secrets She Left Behind, you know that my character, Marcus, lives in an unusual house. After World War II, the US Navy ran a secret program called Operation Bumblebee  on Topsail Island (where I just happen to be for the weekend). The program was designed to...