My new book, Dodging Shells, has finally been published. And if you were expecting something more along the biblical line, you’re in for a surprise!
Just when you thought I’d spared you all those tedious battles in the Old Testament, I hit you with The Big One. Yes, I mean World War II.
When the war broke out in Europe, thousands of Canadian schoolboys flocked to enlist. They had no idea what they were getting into–how could they? But the world needed saving, and they were eager to do the job.
Dodging Shells lets you into the mind of one of those boys, and I think you’re going to like it there. Oh, there’s plenty of grit and sweat and blood–it was a nasty bitch of a war, after all, and Tommy’s fighting in the front lines. But his letters to his twin sister in Toronto show all the spunk and fun he brought over from home–he’ll keep you laughing.
Why am I the one to tell the story? Well, on this blog, I’ll be filling you in on that, as well as a lot of other things about Tommy, and Toronto during wartime. I’ll post a poll, and you can tell me what you want to know. For now, suffice it to say that in the course of writing the book, I’ve learned how to fire a WWII mortar. Okay, I’ve never actually seen one in person, but I’d recognize one if it appeared, in pieces, on my front lawn, and my enemies would have cause for mild concern. Can you say the same? (If you can, you’ll love the book.)
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