The 365 Day War

The 365 Day War by Randy Mills In the book he co-authored with his wife Roxanne, Summer Wind, they share the touching story of a Vietnam soldier preserved in scores of letters he sent home. The following is a small glimpse into the hardships and trials the many...

Writing History in Fiction

Perhaps you have decided you would like to write a story set in the past, but you have never attempted such a feat. Bestselling author, James Alexander Thom has written many historical novels. In his book, Once Upon a Time It Was Now, he shares tips and methods to...

Not Their Father’s War

By Randy Mills Like the Korean War before it, the Vietnam War lay trapped in the shadows of WWII.  At first, the story of WWII was of dark days of great setbacks and fear, the story evolving into the dramatic process of the taking, losing, retaking, and holding of...

Facts in Fiction

By James Alexander Thom Mark Twain said, “The difference between history and historical fiction is, fiction has to be believable.” That’s funny. But it’s also very true. Why so? Because the reader of history counts on the story being true,...

All About Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most influential leaders in American history.  After completing his studies as a young adult, he dedicated himself to the Civil Rights Movement. His inspirations often came from Jesus, Gandhi and Thoreau. Dr. King was a...