Air Force



My name is John Schrank, and I am a Vietnam Veteran.

My father was in WW2 France to Germany. He was in the Army and a T Sgt. who worked in the motor pool with munitions. He didn't talk about it... My wife's brother did two tours of duty in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. After he retired, he worked for the Kennedy Center in Washington doing security work.

I Flew With Heroes: Gunship on the Son Tay POW Raid

Not just another war story it is the story of the amazing rescue operations carried out by helicopter pilots during Vietnam and the raid on the Son Tay POW Camp...

Title: I Flew With Heroes: Gunship on the Son Tay POW Raid
Author: LCol. Thomas R. Waldron
Category: Memoir
Reviewed by: jim greenwald
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1469925478

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Waldron, LCol. Thomas R.

MWSA Member Kathleen M. Rodgers to speak at Houston Writers Guild Pre-conference workshop


Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015

Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road, Houston, TX 77055

Short presentation about Kathleen’s writer’s journey and how she acquired an agent

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Kathleen M. Rodgers' novels displayed on endcap at Barnes & Noble


Johnnie Come Lately and The Final Salute, novels by MWSA member Kathleen M. Rodgers, are displayed on an endcap at Barnes and Noble in Southlake, TX (a suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth).

Barnes and Noble, 1430 Plaza Place, Southlake, Texas, Southlake, Texas B&N

From Fighter Pilot to Book Publisher…RIP Lieutenant Colonel Neil Levin (USMC Ret.)


My former publisher passed away on January 1, 2015, in Oceanside, CA. The day after his passing, I reflect on what this man did for my writing career. Before 2008, I was a longtime freelance writer with multiple credits in national publications. But my one dream…the dream that seemed to elude me for nearly two decades…was to get my first novel into the hands of a traditional publisher, i.e., a publisher who believed in my work enough to invest time and money into my work.