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Currently reading The Brothers Karamazov. I thought it was time I jumped into a Dostoevsky novel. Have any of you read it? I'm on page 30 of 776 so I have a long way to go! Also, I'm reading some French Resistance books for reenacting research. So many books to read, so little time!

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I saw Dunkirk a couple weeks ago and it's so well done. Easily one of my favorite WWII films. Go see it if you have the chance!!


"We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
—Winston Churchill


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This summer has been kinda crazy and finding time to write has been hard. But I did finish two biographies for Pictures for Heroes. Here's an excerpt from one I recently finished. (You can pre-order the book HERE.) 

Shells and shrapnel were raining through the sky. When Henry heard the whistling of a shell, he knew he was safe. It was only when he couldn’t hear them that he was in trouble. Moments later, sharp, hot pain tore through Henry’s hip and he couldn’t move. A piece of shrapnel was lodged in his side. He was breathing hard as shadows fell over the foxhole. Two German soldiers looked down at him, rifles pointed.

“Get out,” they ordered.

Henry struggled to his feet as they pulled him out of the hole, fear racking through his body. “They’re gonna kill me,” he thought to himself. “They’re gonna kill me.”

My next veteran biography is a paratrooper from the 506th PIR, 101st Airborne. I'm so excited to get working on that! 

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My summer playlist:


Free and Untorn - Matthew Mole

Swelling Sea - Tow'rs
Something Just Like This - Chainsmokers and Coldplay
Make This Leap - The Hunts
Valentina - The Hunts
Illuminate - The Hunts
If Then - General Ghost
Not Today - Hillsong United (Basically all of Hillsong United.)
This Too Shall Pass - Mangas Colorado 

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Royal Vintage Shoes is giving away a $175 gift certificate for their shop! (I'll take a pair of each, thank you.) 



What have you been reading, writing, or researching this summer?

-Emily

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  1. Does this mean we might get a new book from you after summer?

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    1. Well, right now I'm helping with Zach Coco's upcoming book "Pictures for Heroes" which features pictures and biographies of WWII vets! I'm not sure when my next book will be!

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  2. Will your book every be available on Amazon?

    (So sorry if I sent this comment before. My computer was acting up last time I tried to comment.)

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    1. "Pictures for Heroes" isn't available yet, but you can pre-order it on their website! (https://www.gofundme.com/picturesforheroes) It's not my book ... I'm just helping transcribe and write biographies. =)

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