December 7th this year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Pearl Harbor and the subsequent entry of the United States into World War II. Eight of us who write wartime fiction have published an anthology of stories to commemorate this pivotal event – Pearl Harbor and More: Stories of WWII – December 1941.
Some of the stories are set at Pearl Harbor, in other parts of the United States or in Singapore. Others are set in Europe – France, Germany and Northern Ireland. They show that few people’s lives were unaffected in some way by that day in December 1941.
On this day of commemorations, meet the authors of this wide-ranging collection in the order their stories appear. Click on the book above to read summaries of their stories.
Pearl Harbor and More-Stories of WWII: December 1941 is available in e-book format from the following online bookstores:
R.V. Doon, author of ‘Deadly Liberty’, set at Pearl Harbor
R.V. is a book-lover! She writes medical thrillers, cozy mysteries, historical fiction, and dark fantasy thrillers filled with compelling characters that won’t let you forget them after you’ve read ‘The End.’ She hung up her stethoscope and tossed out her scrubs after leaving the hospital setting, but sadly her addiction to caffeine and chocolate remained. Most days she’s anchored at a writing desk, listening to her dogs snore.
She currently lives in a haunted and historical city on the Gulf Coast of the United States of America. When she’s not writing or doing research, R.V. relaxes by taking long walks or going sailing.
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Vanessa Couchman (me!), author of ‘The List’, set in occupied France
Vanessa has lived in southern France since 1997 and is a novelist, short story author and freelance writer. Her short stories have been published in numerous anthologies and placed in competitions. She is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the Society of Authors.
Vanessa’s first novel, The House at Zaronza (2014), is set in early 20th-century Corsica and at the Western Front in World War I. A sequel set in World War II and another novel set in 18th-century Corsica are in progress. She also plans to extend ‘The List’ into a full-length novel.
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Alexa Kang, author of ‘Christmas Eve in the City of Dreams’
Alexa’s debut series, Rose of Anzio, was first released on Amazon on January 22, 2016. Alexa grew up in New York City, and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She has traveled to more than 123 cities, and she loves to explore new places and different cultures. This September, she took a special WWII tour of Southern Italy to visit historical sites of the Allies’ Italian campaign (including the sites where scenes from Rose of Anzio occurred). You can view the albums of her tour on her Facebook Author Page.
When not at work, Alexa lives a second life as a novelist. Alexa loves writing larger-than-life romantic tales and hopes to bring you many more.
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Dianne Ascroft, author of ‘Allies After All’, set in Northern Ireland
Dianne writes historical and contemporary fiction, often with an Irish connection. Her series The Yankee Years is a collection of Short Reads and novels set in World War II–era Northern Ireland. After the Allied troops arrived in this outlying part of Great Britain, life there would never be the same again. The series strives to bring those heady, fleeting years to life again, in thrilling and romantic tales of the era.
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Margaret Tanner, author of ‘Time to Go’, a ghost story set at Pearl Harbor and in the 21st century
Margaret Tanner is an award-winning, multi-published Australian author who writes Historical Romance and Western Romance. She loves delving into the pages of history as she carries out her research and prides herself on being historically correct. No book is too old or tattered for her to trawl through, no museum too dusty or cemetery too overgrown. Her favorite historical periods are the First and Second World Wars.
Margaret is married and has three grown sons and two gorgeous little granddaughters. Outside of her family and friends, writing is her passion.
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Marion Kummerow, author of ‘Turning Point’, set in Nazi Germany
Marion Kummerow was born and raised in Germany, before she set out to “discover the world” and lived in various countries. In 1999 she returned to Germany and settled down in Munich where she’s now living with her family.
After dipping her toes into the publishing waters with non-fiction books, she finally tackled the project dear to her heart. Unrelenting is the story of her grandparents, who belonged to the German resistance and fought against the Nazi regime. It’s a book about resilience, love and the courage to stand up and do the right thing.
Hilde and her son Volker feature in ‘Turning Point’. Hilde is also the main character in Unrelenting and Unyielding, both full-length novels in Marion’s World War 2 trilogy.
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Robyn Hobusch Echols, author of ‘I Am An American’, set in California
Robyn currently lives with her husband in California, USA, near the “Gateway to Yosemite.” She is a member of Women Writing the West, and American Night Writers Association. She enjoys any kind of history including family history. When she is not piecing together novel plots, she pieces together quilt blocks.
Robyn also writes historical western romance under the pen name of Zina Abbott.
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Robert A. Kingsley, author of ‘A Rude Awakening’, set in Singapore
During his travels all over the globe as a lifelong ICT professional, he has gathered first-hand, local knowledge of many countries and places. He has drawn on this knowledge to write “A Rude Awakening.” He has also published a full-length multipart novel titled The Java Gold, of which The Odyssey and Winds of Fortune are the first volumes. Robert is married and has a son and a daughter.
When not busy with his consulting business, he spends a lot of time travelling and doing research for future books.
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World War II Facebook Club
If you like to read World War I and World War II fiction and you’re on Facebook, join the WORLD WAR TWO CLUB where you’ll find the authors above and other like-minded readers and writers.
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