2016 Literary Classics book awards

I'm very pleased to announce that two of my novels, 'Tempest of Fire,' and 'Trinity Icon' picked up one Silver and two Gold awards in this year's Literary Classics book award contest. The books earned nods for Fiction Young Adult and Fiction Faith Based. 

Reviews can be found here:


Hello, Wigwam

Everything that can go wrong will in this Vietnam reflection! Bravery trumps failure. Fantastic war experiences are turned into the story of an 18 year old private.

Hello, Wigwam
by L. John Lawrence
Book Category: Historical Fiction
Reviewed by Hodge Wood
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1940310172

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Lawrence, L. John

About The Author

Mike Ferrara graduated from Syracuse University in 1969 and then spent eight years as an Air Force officer.  After returning from duty in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam war, Mike earned a Masters Degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology and then served for five years in the military space program.  Mike left the Air Force in 1979 to pursue a thirty year career on Wall Street.

After beginning his first novel in 1974 and having it rejected by a literary agent, he put writing on the back burner until his retirement when he wrote The Land of the Million Elephants. 

Dagger Four Is OK

Ever had a bad day, maybe even a bad week or a bad month? How about spending six years as a POW in the Hanoi Hilton. Now that's some hard time, and it's also the story of Norman Gaddis. A fascinating, must read tale of suffering and survival.

Dagger Four Is OK
by Bill Norris
Book Category: NonFiction: Biography
Reviewed by Donald J. Farinacci
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 099154093X

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Norris, Bill

The Forgotten Boys of Leatherneck Square

“The Forgotten Boys of Leatherneck Square”

There was a location in the Vietnam War; its name was Leatherneck Square,

and many a young boy died in that place, all with much despair.


To die so young, in this faraway place, is just such a shame,

their boyish faces, to many of us, will always remain the same.


Their sacrifice and memories we say, will continue to last and last,