Show Up! Journey Through Research, Publication...Success | writing

February 2017

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A Conversation with Children’s Author Kathleen Blasi Kathy and I started our writing journey together in a Barnes and Noble coffee shop.  We met through a mutual friend, Jennifer Meagher. Kathy shares her inspiring, personal journey through research, publication to success as a published author with a new book on the horizon. She shares her story …
The Path I Walked in my Writing/Research Journey My book Sioux Code Talkers of World War II took me 20 years to research and write. Click here for a pdf of The Path I Walked… So, what did I learn in all this time? The Four Directions include: Home, Work, Physical, and Emotional. Most of what …
Medal Ceremonies Honor Native American Heroes After many years, the code talkers were finally awarded the Congressional Gold and Silver Medals. I’m thrilled to say that my family and I were part of the “Invitation Only” ceremony on November 20, 2013. When we arrived that morning, we met with other members of our tribe who traveled …
A Writer’s Path to the Code Talkers’ Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony During this next week, I’ll share some experiences on the way to the Congressional Gold Ceremony. In the beginning of my journey, the internet was new.  I started to post on bulletin boards asking for information about the 302nd Reconnaissance Troop, which was my Uncle …
Humble, Honorable Code Talkers The men knew their job was top secret and they didn’t share many details of their service with their families when they returned home. Decades later, when top secret military service records were declassified, then people began to reveal their secrets. However, many did not share this information with anyone before …
How to Keep Going Words of Wisdom About Perseverance Listen to a story read from the book titled Keep Going: The Art of Perseverance by Joseph M. Marshall III (p88-89).   Perseverance is Powerful Inspirational Quote #1   Set High Goals Inspirational Quote #2   Slow and Steady Wins the Race Inspirational Quote #3   Reach …
Patriot: a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies. In an article titled, “Some Comments About Indians at War” in the January 1942 issue of Indians at Work, author Floyd W. LaRouche stated that “long before the surprise Japanese attack on America, the Indians of the United States had …
How do families celebrate their warriors? When the code talkers came home after completing their service in the war, their families honored them with singing and dancing during a family celebration called a powwow. Powwows are still held today almost every weekend.  The “stadium” is circular and drum groups set up around the perimeter, taking …
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