BSB: Military Writers Society of America Author Panel

Bank Square Books presents an author panel and signing the Military Writers Society of America.  Featuring Kathy Taylor Annette Grunseth and Kathleen M. Rodgers.


Book CoverAbout Eddie and Bingo: Destination Christmas

From the shores of Japan Eddie returns to the Hawaiian Islands. Photographing movie stars and volcanic eruptions is an exciting job. But what he is focused on is being home
in New York City for the holidays. Is it possible he could be sent back to Japan? Seeing his dog Bingo again would be a pleasant surprise. Only the Navy knows his Christmas
destination.

About Eddie and Bingo: A Friendship Tale

Join Eddie and Bingo as they begin a heartwarming adventure aboard an aircraft carrier. Eddie, a young U.S. Navy sailor, finds an unlikely shipmate in the form of a puppy! The puppy, Bingo, becomes a morale booster for the entire crew. Based on a true story during the Korean War, Eddie is tasked by the captain to find a permanent home for
Bingo. The story emphasizes the compassion and friendship for a little pup who found his way into the crew’s hearts.

About the Author

Katherine L. Taylor, and her daughter-in-law, Kathleen Taylor, are co-authors of  “Eddie and Bingo: A Friendship Tale,” recipient of an Honorable Mention from the Military Writers Society of America, and “Eddie and Bingo: Destination Christmas” which received a Silver Medal from the Military Writers Society of America.  Both books are set during the Korean War.  Katherine lives in Southern California.

About Combat and Campus

An infantryman's riveting letters from Vietnam, preserved for fifty years by his family, share experiences of living the war that are honest, raw, and graphic. A journalist and soldier with the 25th Infantry Division, riding armored personnel carriers into rice paddies, engaging in night time sweeps of the combat area, Sgt. Peter Langlois chronicles the smells, sights, and sounds during some of the darkest days of the war from 1968 - '69. He would return home to a nation still protesting the war in which his younger sister, Annette, had walked to class behind National Guardsmen marching across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Their correspondence and her poetry offer a unique perspective of the war in Vietnam and social change happening at home. Together, they share what was learned and what was lost.

About Becoming Trans-Parent

Becoming Trans-Parent, One Family's Journey of Gender Transition" by Annette Langlois Grunseth tells how a son became a daughter. Read about transitions, avatars, bathrooms, marriage, unique health issues and the joy of living authentically.

 

 

About the Author

Annette Langlois Grunseth, is a poet and non-fiction writer whose work has appeared in Wisconsin People & Ideas, Poetry of Presence II, Dispatches Magazine and Veterans Breakfast Club, plus other anthologies. She received the 2022 Hal Gruetzmacher Prize for poetry and a 2022 Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of America for her book, Combat and Campus: Writing Through War, letters of the Vietnam war and university protest. Her book of poetry, Becoming Trans-Parent: One Family’s Journey of Gender Transition was nominated for a Pushcart prize. She is active with Write On Door County and lives in Green Bay, WI. Learn more at www.annettegrunseth.com

About The Flying Cutterbacks

Decades ago, Trudy, Georgia, and Aunt Star formed a code of silence to protect each other from an abusive man who terrorized their family. One act of solidarity long ago lives with them still. With the election of a president who brags about groping women without their consent, old wounds and deep secrets come alive again, forcing hard truths to be told and even harder truths to be left to the dead.

On the outskirts of Pardon, New Mexico, Trudy returns to her mother, Jewel, to navigate an old house filled with haunting mementos of her father who went missing in action over North Vietnam. As she helps her mother sift through the memories and finally lay her father to rest, Trudy will do her own soul searching to say goodbye to the dead, and find her way along with the other women in her family, and through the next election.

About the Author

Kathleen M. Rodgers' stories have appeared in Family Circle MagazineMilitary Times, and several anthologies. Her fourth novel, The Flying Cutterbucks, was named a 2022 New Mexico Press Women Zia Book Award 1st Runner-up, a 2021 WILLA Literary Award Finalist in Contemporary Fiction from Women Writing the West, and a 2021Gold Medal Winner from Military Writers Society of America. She’s been a featured writer in USA TodayThe Associated Press, and many other publications. A native of Clovis, New Mexico, Kathleen resides in North Texas. 

About Ruth W. Crocker

Ruth W. Crocker (moderator) is the author of People of Yellowstone, and the award-winning memoir, Those Who Remain: Remembrance and Reunion After War, about her husband’s death in the Vietnam War. She serves on the national board of the Military Writers Society of America and presents writing workshops throughout the U.S. Her work appears in many journals, anthologies, and magazines and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and listed in Best American Essays.  She lives and writes in Mystic, CT. Visit her website at www.ruthwcrocker.com.

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Eddie and Bingo: Destination Christmas By Kathleen Taylor, Katherine L. Taylor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781736196311
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Published: Taylor and Taylor - December 2nd, 2020

Eddie's Christmas destination is uncertain. Will he fly home to New York City for the holidays? Could he stay in Hawaii fulfilling the admiral's photo assignments? Would the Navy send him back to Japan to be reunited with his pup, Bingo? See what develops this Christmas


Eddie and Bingo: A Friendship Tale By Kathleen Taylor, Katherine L. Taylor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781736196304
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Published: Taylor and Taylor - December 8th, 2020

A story as told by a father to a daughter and now I'm sharing it with you



This tale is based on a true story about a young Navy photographer and a puppy who left their prints in our hearts forever


Becoming Trans-Parent: One Family's Journey of Gender Transition By Annette Langlois Grunseth Cover Image
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Published: Finishing Line Press - June 9th, 2017


Combat and Campus: Writing Through War By Annette Langlois Grunseth, Peter R. Langlois Cover Image
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Published: ELM Grove Press - May 17th, 2021

An infantryman's riveting letters from Vietnam, preserved for fifty years by his family, share experiences of living the war that are honest, raw, and graphic. A journalist and soldier with the 25th Infantry Division, riding armored personnel carriers into rice paddies, engaging in night time sweeps of the combat area, Sgt.


The Flying Cutterbucks By Kathleen M. Rodgers Cover Image
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Published: Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing - June 2nd, 2020

Decades ago, Trudy, Georgia, and Aunt Star formed a code of silence to protect each other from an abusive man who terrorized their family. One act of solidarity long ago lives with them still.