Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sustenance Books in Murphys - now carries my latest release

Sustenance Books in Murphys California now carries "It's Lonely Here in Hell" Love Letters from Nam.
They will carry a larger selection of my other works in the near future.
Sustenance Books  is located in downtown historic Murphys at 416 Main Street.
Call for directions, hours and book availability - 209-728-2200

VVA 391

Recently I had the honor of speaking at the VVA 391 in Sonora California. What a wonderful group of men and women...all were so positive.
I felt so welcomed, as they understood my passion and my research..they had been there and survived.
It was an honor to be in their presence.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Snippets of Author info from Sacramento and Stockton

Sacramento 365
February 18, 2012
Meet the Author : Charity Maness

Sacramento Bee
February 14, 2012
Sac History Happenings: Love Letters from the Vietnam War

Stockton Record
January 6, 2012
VFW Post formed in the foothills

Union Democrat
September 30, 2011
VFW Post in the works for Copper

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"It's Lonely Here in Hell" Love Letters from Nam now available on Kindle

On April 9, 1967, in a letter from Jim Piper to his young bride Michelle, he wrote, "I thank God each night for my wife and my life and also enjoy each breath that I take and praise every morning I wake up too. It means another day gone, another day I'm alive and another day closer to being home with my wife forever."

PFC James Dennis Piper was in killed in action two days later on April 11, 1967 in the jungles of Vietnam.

"It's Lonely Here in Hell" Love Letters from Nam follows James D Piper's journey from draft to KIA. Each handwritten letter from Jim to Michelle has been carefully transcribed and historical documentation has been added. Cross referencing and correlating data from sources such as declassified CIA documents, Pentagon Papers, LBJ diaries and unrestricted use of Weider History Group archives has created a historically correct and profound journey through eight months of the Vietnam War. Chronologically juxtaposing Jim's personal and tender letters written to his young bride with public facts and documents of the war on each of those same dates allows the reader an intimate and compelling snapshot of that time in history.

To order your kindle version click HERE

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Interviews with Vietnam Veterans .... an incredible journey

Interviews with Vietnam Veterans for my new work "In Their Words - Vietnam" are coming along well. Actually better than that!

Most of the veterans I have had to honor and privilege of interviewing also have photos of their experiences while in Nam. These photos create a crystal clear image of the experiences and hardships these veterans encountered. Putting their words into a format that is comprehensive and gripping, though daunting, is without a doubt one of the most moving experiences in my life.

It is an honor.

This photo was reprinted with permission from the photographer. Reprinting in any form is not authorized without written permission from the author Charity Maness.