|Posted by mfwalkden on April 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM|
IT'S A FINALIST!!
As awards season approaches in the publishing industry, I am incredibly thrilled to share that my novel Trip Anderson, USMC: The Road Less Travelled, has been chosen as a finalist in the ForeWord Review Book of the Year Awards in the military fiction category! Winners will be announced in mid to late June, 2014. In the meantime, Trip has been nominated for four other awards, the results of which should start trickling in next month.
CLICK TO SEE THE TRAILER FOR TRIP ANDERSON, USMC: THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED
The story follows the life and career of Trip Anderson, from the time he leaves high school at the end of World War II. Despite the odds at the time, he joins the US Marines because of the morals instilled in him by his grandfather, a US Navy chaplain. His career takes him to his first combat in the Greek Civil War, to Trieste Italy, to China during the rise of Mao Tse Tung's Communist regime. Because of a SNAFU that sends him back to the US, he is pulled back into active duty as an officer, heading to Korea, then returning to a very tumultuous America. The last combat he sees is in Vietnam, where the politics of war is all too apparent to him. Through his assignments, he learns much more about life, and death, than he thought possible. Trip Anderson was a prequel to my book The Red Of Flowing Blood I See, which is set in Canada and Vietnam during the war there.
Also nominated for several awards this past year was the third book in the Cabochon Adventure Series, Pigeon Blood Red. This one is set in Tasmania, where Ryan went to do a routine visit but then disappeared, so Brad and Andi have to get creative in how they go about finding him.
Click the book covers to read previews of each book.