I AM Rona Simmons, author of The Other Veterans of WWII. The war in a nutshell seen from a new angle: that of a special group of veterans you likely never knew existed. AMA
Hello! I am the author of a new book about WWII. No, not “just another WWII book,” a book about the war from a new point of view—that of noncombat veterans. If you’ve thought about them at all, you might have heard them referred to as grease monkeys or pencil pushers. That would be wrong. Did you know they represented more than half of all veterans who served in that war? Did you know we won the war as much because of their service and sacrifice behind the front lines as those who fought on the battlefields. The Book
Indulge me. AMA and, like the veterans in my book who say they did the best they could 75 years ago. I’ll do my best to answer your questions today beginning at 11:00 am EDT.
AMA - Ask me what it’s like to have Winston Groom extoll the praises of your book - Ask me what it’s like to be invited to lecture at the New Orleans WWII Museum - Ask me how different writing nonfiction is from fiction (yes, I’ve done both) - Ask me how I promote my book 24x7 (yes, that’s all I do all day long) - Ask me how I reschedule all the promotions I set up before the corona virus struck 24x7, wait, don’t ask me that. It’s too painful
It's now 1:30 pm EDT. Thank you everyone for attending this IAMA session today. I am gratified to hear of your interest in this topic and hope that you will someday read the book. There's so much more there than I can ever tell here. Stay safe and keep reading!