Ron MacDonald: Arlington Anthology — Field of Honor

Across the Potomac River from Washington D.C. lies this nation’s sacred of grounds, Arlington National Cemetery, where some of our nation’s finest form as far back as the Revolutionary War are buried. Over 310,000 men and women call Arlington their final resting place – from Presidents, honored statesmen, explorers, and literary figures to the common soldier and sailor along with 3,800 former slaves. Their stories beg to be heard- stories of courage against insurmountable odds, of love of brother and country, and of sacrifice. Stories of hope, faith and dreams on choices made during adversity.

In this often heart-wrenching, often inspirational anthology, see how these noble souls , whether generals or slaves, influenced the world in which they lived. Their stories are still with us, bidding us to think of life, not death… a life to which , in their youth, they lent the passion and joy of spring.

A Native Californian , Ron MacDonald had been an accomplished and published photographer for over 20 years. While traveling and photographing in Europe and here he visited many historical cemeteries, including Omaha Beach Cemetery, where he found his uncle’s final resting place. His love of history drove him to tell the untold stories of those who reside at Arlington National Cemetery. This is Ron’s first book and tells the often heart-wrenching and inspirational stories of those noble souls, told as if they themselves are telling their own stories.

Karen Ann Wirtz Discusses Aster Finlay and The Great Elan

ASTER FINLAY AND THE GREAT ELAN by Karen Ann Wirtz

After living the nomadic lifestyle of a military child, Aster Finlay’s father retires and her family settles down into a more “normal” life; however, when Aster discovers she can communicate with animals, she realizes her life is going to be anything but normal.

Karen Ann Wirtz -For as long as she can remember Karen Ann Wirtz has loved to tell stories. Her third-grade teacher, Mary Matuzak, inspired her and believed in her talent for writing a good story. Karen has always loved to write poetry and short stories for the fun and entertainment of those close to her. Now she is excited to share her stories with more readers. When she’s not wrapped up in her imagination; she enjoys spending time with her husband, three wonderful children, and two rescue dogs in Medina, Ohio.
Karen’s Website https://karenannwirtz.com

George Weinstein Discusses Aftermath

Janet Wright left tiny Graylee, Georgia at five, when her mother fled a destructive marriage. Now forty and reinventing herself after a failed engagement, Janet returns as the sole inheritor of her recently murdered father’s valuable estate. Life should be easy, but she can’t resist pulling at the threads of the apparently open-and-shut case. Before long, she finds herself tangled in Graylee’s web of secrets, lies, and scandals—and in fear for her own life.

George Weinstein is the author of the historical novel and book club favorite Hardscrabble Road; the novel of forgotten U.S. history The Five Destinies of Carlos Moreno; the contemporary romance The Caretaker; and the mystery Aftermath, as well as the children’s adventure novel Jake and the Tiger Flight. His work also has been published in the Atlanta press and in regional and national anthologies, including A Cup of Comfort for Writers. George is the former President of the Atlanta Writers Club and has helped over two thousand writers on their quest for publication through the twice yearly Atlanta Writers Conference, which he directs. On GeorgeWeinstein.com, you can read the first chapter George’s books for free.