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Rose of Anzio…Concluding Thoughts

The final book of Rose of Anzio will be released this week. I cannot believe it is all coming to an end. I've never been one to make new year's resolutions, but this year, I think I have completed a personal goal for 2016. The Rose of Anzio will be finished and published. As we come to the end, I want to share with you some of my experience behind the scene. (more…)

Bombing on the 33rd Field Hospital

  If you have been reading Rose of Anzio, you know that Tessa Graham, the heroine of the story, served as an army nurse for the U.S. 33rd Field Hospital during this fictional account of the Battle of Anzio. One of the true historical event which I had incorporated into the story was the February 10th bombing of the 33rd. The second piece of artwork that graphic artist Jeff Brown did for Book 3-Desire  was an allegorical depiction of this bombing event. In the illustration, Tessa and Jesse Garland were (more…)

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The Chicago Veterans

It's done! Rose of Anzio Book One ~Moonlight is now available on Amazon in both Kindle version and Paperback! I released this book on January 22. In time, you will all know the significance of that date. Some of you may have guessed it already. One thing I want to do is to use this story to support charitable causes related this book. Book One (more…)

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Michigan Avenue Bridge 1940

Last week, someone said this about the cover of Book One-Moonlight: "Your Your book blurbs says the story is in Chicago 1940. Why isn't your cover a picture of Chicago? Looks like a picture of some exotic city." Ahhh...but the book cover of Moonlight does show Chicago. It is a view of Michigan Avenue Bridge circa (more…)

Michigan Avenue Bridge Chicago 1940s

Chicago 1940

Rose of Anzio ~ Moonlight begins in the summer of 1940 in Chicago. Back then, the Chicago Board of Education produced a short film about this city, which gives a visual glimpse of the world at that time. When I wrote the story, I imagined Anthony and Tessa's presence everywhere in these footage. [kad_youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JzD9oYLVzY" ] Featured photo courtesy of https://chuckmanchicagonostalgia.wordpress.com/  Subscribe in a reader

epic love story book cover Rose of Anzio Book One Moonlight

Welcome to the Rose of Anzio Blog

If you are feeling nostalgic. If you would like to immerse yourself in a story that takes you back in time. Back to a time when love transcended a world that was crumbling down. And love was the only thing left when all hope was gone. You've come to the right place. Welcome to the Rose of Anzio blog. This blog is dedicated to the Rose of Anzio series, a WWII epic love story about Tessa Graham, a strong-willed young woman who refuses to let the events of war dictate the course of her fate, and Anthony Ardley, an upright young man who must fight to hold on to faith as war slashes away at his moral core and takes away all hope. I started writing Rose of Anzio a little over a year ago. The series comprises of four books, all of which are already written and completed. Book One  ~ Moonlight official release date January 22, 2016 [otw_shortcode_button href="http://bit.ly/RoseofAnzio_MoonlightKD" size="small" icon_position="left" shape="round" target="_blank"]Order[/otw_shortcode_button] Book Two ~ Jalousie Available now on Amazon [otw_shortcode_button href="http://bit.ly/RoseOfAnzio-Jalousie" size="small" icon_position="left" shape="round" target="_blank"]Order[/otw_shortcode_button] Book Three ~ Desire Available now on Amazon [otw_shortcode_button href="http://bit.ly/RoseOfAnzio-Desire" size="small" icon_position="left" shape="round" target="_blank"]Order[/otw_shortcode_button] Book Four ~ Remembrance target release date October 2016   To give you further insights into what life was like for our characters, I will be sharing in this blog many fascinating historical facts and anecdotes about 1940s Chicago, where Book One - Moonlight takes place, and the American Army's experience during the Battle of Anzio as…