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MAMF would like to know about your military-themed book

Attention Writers!

If you have written a military-themed fiction or nonfiction book, or a military family memoir, MAMF wants to know! We will post press releases or articles/interviews or excepts of it in our book blog. If you want to read a short excerpt of it, we’ll post it on our podcast, too.

Email to: mamfwriter@gmail.com

If you want to send us a copy of your book for our library, we will appreciate that too!

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MAMF

PO Box 5085

Albuquerque, NM 87185

 

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UMMC anthology now on sale

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Review: The Stan

 

“The Stan” is our creative non-fiction story told within context of therapy and marital counseling sessions. My son, and my combat experience together in Afghanistan and internal struggles in such context is one piece of our story. My son’s perspectives, my wife and daughter’s emotions, worries, and problems through my third, and our son’s first deployment are others.

Below we include additional data for your information. We seek partners, venues, and opportunities to help fellow vets, families, and those who care for or help us.

Dan Talley

THE STAN

“The Stan” shares private thoughts, therapy sessions, journal entries, and memories of our family of four as father and son deploy to combat. A rare opportunity to experience deployment as we say goodbye, sacrifice for others, struggle inwardly, attempt to heal, and move on with life from differing, even opposing, perspectives. Observe unspoken emotions, hopes, and dreams common to military families.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dan Talley is a veteran of a twenty-six year marriage, twenty-eight year military career and three wars. His varied occupations include years of leadership in military, educational, industrial, religious, and civic organizations. God, through this experiential education, amassed within this storyteller numerous tales to be told. Dan is winner of both visual art and literary contests. His experience, quest for understanding, creativity, and artistry enable story-telling which guides others to comprehend truths from ordinary and extraordinary situations. Serving in combat with his son in 2010 brought new perspectives on Jesus’ sacrifice and God’s love. Subsequent depression, suicidal thoughts, and PTSD, contrast with a mission trip in India to grow greater compassion for others and a desire to assist in their personal growth.

“The Stan by Dan Talley is a soul-searing memoir….they give chapter and verse detail of the trauma of combat, its aftermath, and the real cost of it to those in uniform and loved ones at home. Those who have experienced what the Talleys have will understand. Those who have not will find in The Stan a powerful work to help bridge that gulf.”

Dwight Zimmerman, MWSA President & Reviewer

…Veterans of any combat will recognize themselves in here. So will family members. Maybe seeing each other’s stories in print will help bridge any divisions. For those that haven’t been part of a similar story, this book will help you understand.

-Skip Rhode- Kindle Reader & Veteran

“The Stan” holds nothing back – survivor’s guilt, crisis of faith, war’s negative effects families, veteran suicide, invisible wounds of war (PTSD and TBI), post-deployment career challenges – and offers powerful inspiration…

– Hannah Becker – Paperback reader & Veteran spouse

the Renaissance guy
speaker, artist, author

http://dantalley.org/
https://twitter.com/Familywarbook
https://www.facebook.com/The-Stan-276448236073037/?ref=bookmarks

Barnes & Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/

October 5th radio interview – http://www.supertalk.fm/stations/meridian-103-3/behind-the-scenes-on-demand/


New Anthology kicks off a Weekend of Reflection


Press Release: SAIGON KIDS: An American Military Brat Comes of Age in 1960’s Vietnam

For Release September 2017

A distinguished musician and compelling American storyteller announces his debut book–

SAIGON KIDS: An American Military Brat Comes of Age in 1960’s Vietnam

On-sale in September 2017 at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Books & Books and other top retailers. Publishing in conjunction with the Fall ‘17 release of Ken Burn’s PBS Documentary, “The Vietnam War”.

Miami, September 22, 2017— A new American storyteller, revealing true experiences of growing up in Vietnam, announces his debut book, SAIGON KIDS: An American Military Brat Comes of Age in 1960’s Vietnam, coming out in September 2017. Saigon will be released in conjunction with Ken Burn’s PBS Documentary.

In his debut book, prominent musician and experienced traveller, Les Arbuckle, invites readers to delve into the true memories and tales of growing up as a military brat in 1960’s Vietnam. For him, this isn’t just about the destructive war and tumult surrounding political and social issues. It’s about the exploration and understanding of experiences that a foreign land, fraught with tension, brought to American coming-of-age youths. The war, and the events leading up to it, provide an unusual backdrop to the children of military parents. Nothing about living in Saigon, Vietnam is as expected, and none of them will ever be the same again. In SAIGON KIDS, we are allowed a rare look into a long unexplored experience in history.

In SAIGON KIDS, Les Arbuckle:
• Touches upon what his childhood and expectations were like before moving to Saigon, Vietnam;

• examines how vastly different his expectations of Saigon were from reality;

• recalls the lives of his family and friends as they struggled to lead a normal life in an absurdly abnormal situation;

• recounts his first-hand experiences of disturbing, infamous acts and events that shocked the world;

• provides new information and insight to a period in history that has yet to be fully revealed. About the Author Les Arbuckle is a prominent musician and new American storyteller. In the years between his birth in 1949 and his nineteenth birthday, Les lived in Texas, North Carolina, Florida, New Mexico, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Hawaii and Vietnam as a dependent of the US Navy. His father, Bryant Joseph Arbuckle, was a Chief Journalist who managed the Armed Forces Radio Station in Saigon, Vietnam, from June, 1962 until June, 1964. After a stint with the 50th Army Band at Fort Monroe, Virginia Les attended the Berklee College of Music (BA) and New England Conservatory (MM). He is a professional saxophonist living near San Diego, California with his wife, Joyce Lucia. He has performed with a variety of musical acts including The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Lou Rawls, Bernadette Peters, The San Diego Symphony Summer Pops Orchestra and The Artie Shaw Orchestra. His recordings for the Audioquest label feature well-known jazz musicians Kenny Barron, Mike Stern, Cecil McBee, John Abercrombie and Victor Lewis. Published by Mango Publishing Group (Miami). For further details, please contact Mango at info@mango.bz or 305.428.2299.


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Author/Artist: Teedie Cowie Woodcock

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Product Details
Paperback
Publisher: Cenografix (1689)
ASIN: B01K3O7QUY