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'Tempest of Fire' nominated for Award of Excellence

I learned yesterday that 'Tempest of Fire' was nominated by for their 2013 Lime Award for Excellence in Fiction. Last year, 'Red Sky at Morning' received the same nomination--and was the only debut novel in its category. I'm hopeful that this will be the year for 'Tempest'!

Work proceeds on the third book in the series; more on that later.

Until then, here's the link to the 5 Star review:

Rogue Defender

Rogue Defender is a fast paced action packed mystery novel. Set in the Pacific Rim, we follow the exploits of Jake Slate the Indiana Jones of the submarine world. This book is certain to please all who like fast paced action books.

Rogue Defender
by John R. Monteith
Book Category: Thriller/Mystery
Reviewed by: Dick Geschke

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1939398045

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Monteith, John R.

Webmaster's Corner - Blogs with Images

You can include images with blog posts. For example, this post includes an image of my "editor" Muttley. While not a military-related image, people do seem to like cats. 

Seriously, you should consider including images when you have a good photo or illustration that "fits" your blog entries. You do need to have the legal rights to the image, or the image must be in the public domain. I encourage the use of photographs you've taken with a good camera. 

Images attract readers!

Tours of Duty: Combat, Memorial Day & the Distinguished Flying Cross

My accomplishments during my 11-year military career earned me 29 commendations, including the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal. When I left the military, I was one of the most highly decorated in the command. 

Facebook to MWSA Forums


Ladies and Gentlemen,

Way back when, we had this grand idea that if we created a Facebook page, we could reach a larger audience and introduce them to our cool new website.  Well... we certainly reached the audience, but we still lack members getting involved with the MWSA website and forums. 

We've recently undergone more renovations at the website to make it more user friendly without being too overwhelming.