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The First World War and the Modern Age
November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Why did I want to write about World War One and the 1920s? In short, because I find them utterly fascinating. I love history and delving deeply into research. I consider it a privilege to have been able to turn this history into award-winning fiction. Come join me as I describe my path to becoming an author who wanted to write about this remarkable period. Come join me as I speak about the history leading up to WWI, how and why this war was so devastating, the immense bravery of women who served as nurses or drove ambulances and men like those from the Harlem’s Hellfighters who fought with valor and determination. Come join me as I discuss how the war’s lasting impact, including the modern innovations borne out of its death and destruction, can still be felt today. My Sweet Wine of Youth trilogy, including my newly published third volume, No Hero’s Welcome, will be available for purchase. I look forward to signing your books. Feel free to bring your questions and your friends. A viewing of Peter Jackson’s brilliant “They Shall Not Grow Old” will take place after my presentation. Do not miss this. I will answer questions after the movie.