Articles and archived editions of our Dispatches magazine.

Introduction: Jim Enderle

Introduction: Jim Enderle, Dispatches Editor

I was asked to introduce myself, so here goes. I’m an active duty (until this November’s retirement) Navy Chief Petty Officer/Hospital Corpsman stationed in Groton, CT. I oversee, as leading chief, Substance Abuse Rehabilitation/Traumatic Brain Injury/Behavior Health Clinics situated on the Navy’s New London Submarine Base. After retirement, I hope to continue serving my comrades in arms in one form or another.

Publishing 101 Part 3: The Agent

Welcome to the third installment of my series about the publishing industry. This segment is about the Agent. The bulk of this article largely contains anecdotal material about how and why I have an agent for my young adult books (who gets a 15% commission) and do not have one for my adult books—at least not yet—and my experience with said agent.

MWSA Matters to Branson Stars and Flags

Stars and Flags Book Awards logo

For the last few years, Branson Stars and Flags aka www.starsandflags.com has been represented at the annual MWSA conferences. Most who know me, also know what I bring to the table as an MWSA member (photographer, panel member, reviewer, and judge), and I'm also the owner of www.starsandflags.com  Branson, MO, played a very important part in the establishment of the company.

Mothers’ Day and Memorial Day: An Unexpected Connection

On the second Sunday of May we honor our mothers. On the last Monday we honor our fellow citizens who gave their lives in our military service. Few realize how much these two special days have in common.

Our mental impression of trans-Atlantic voyages on luxury liners is formed by black and white movies of the 1930’s, images of wealthy socialites, escapes from the oppression of the Depression, throngs at the gangways cheering passengers crowded on deck. But, as the month of May takes hold, take a moment to re-focus on other images and reflections.