It didn’t take me very long to think about the very first topic for this blog – thanking our veterans and current members of the military for their service.
The King of Kreskin Avenue features a journey through two wars –Korea and Vietnam. While the military hierarchy and the misguided politicians running the country at those times are not given a very kind treatment in the book, the story of the soldiers that served and the impacts on their lives and the lives of their loved ones are treated with reverence.
The King exposes the anger, polarization and chaos of the late 1960s, and the consequences when a country’s moral compass fails and needs to be re-balanced by men, a woman and a boy of conscience.
As I launch the book, I wonder if it will be controversial, especially when it presents the stories of conscientious objectors and draft dodgers. I’ve leave it up to my readers to decide if the protagonists are traitors and criminals, or heroes and saviors.
Veterans Day be here soon. I salute those who have served, those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and those courageous men and women who are guarding our safety today.