SUZY PEARCE

Suzy Pearce is a writer, actress, and teacher. She received her BFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts in 2000. By day, Pearce teaches high school; by night she writes short stories, screenplays, stage plays, and web series. When she is not working on projects, she enjoys distance running, competitive archery, horseback riding, protesting the government, and Scrabble. She lives in Southern California with her husband, daughter, and three dogs. Other works by Suzy Pearce include the horror screenplay, Rose, and the short story collection, This is Not the End.


Paperback
& eBook
Paperback
& eBook
Paperback

Paperback

JORGE AGUAYO

Jorge Aguayo is a combat-decorated Marine who served with the Third Marine Division as an infantryman. He participated in Desert Storm, Desert Shield from 1990-1991 assisting with the liberation of Kuwait.

Paperback
& eBook
Paperback
& eBook
Paperback
Paperback

JEFF McCARLEY

Jeff McCarley is a writer and filmmaker who was an active duty Marine from 1998-2003, where he was stationed in Yuma, Arizona. Besides writing and directing his own film and video projects, McCarley also works with his wife, Suzy Pearce, on original film and video projects where he is in charge of cinematography, editing, foley, and music.

Paperback
& eBook


Paperback Paperback

GREG BUFFINGTON

Greg Buffington is a military veteran who lives in Southern California. He served in Afghanistan from January 2007 to January 2008. On October 4, 2007, his convoy struck an Improvised Explosive Device 16 miles south of Forward Operating Base Ghazni.

Pardon My Silence is Greg Buffington's first book of poetry.

Paperback
& eBook


Paperback

CHARLES E. FRYE

Charles E. Frye is a geographer, cartographer, information scientist, and U.S. Army veteran. His interests include genealogy, history of the American Revolutionary War, and major league baseball. As he learned of Isaac Frye's story, he applied his skills to design an approach to use geographic information systems to organize and document historical research projects. Applying this approach to Isaac Frye's story yielded a wealth of information that could be organized many ways. This supplied the skeleton for the The War has Begun, the first of four books in the Duty in the Call of Liberty series. Today he lives and works in southern California.

Please read the following article about THE WAR HAS BEGUN:

"This Redlands man's relative fought in the Revolutionary War. Now he's telling his story." -- Redlands Daily Facts (May 27, 2017)

Paperback
& eBook


Paperback


WILL TORRES

Will Torres is a combat-decorated Marine who served with Third Battalion Third Marines as a radio operator.  He participated in Operation Enduring Freedom in 2004 and Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005 to 2006.

 

Paperback

Paperback
DERRICK DARDEN, PHD

Derrick Darden, PhD,
is a Gulf War Veteran and Senior Army Warrant Officer who works in the fields of logistics and Federal Acquisition in the federal government. He is also an entrepreneur.


Paperback


RUBEN LEE SIMS

Ruben Lee Sims proudly and honorably served in the United States Air Force from 1970 to 1984, reaching the rank of Master Sergeant six years ahead of his peers. Among the many accommodations Ruben was awarded throughout his service is the Vietnam Service Medal, which he earned after providing maintenance support at Korat Royal Thai AFB in 1973. In 1982 Ruben contracted Lyme disease, but suffered from the effects of the debilitating disease for thirty-four years before receiving a diagnosis and treatment by a healthcare provider outside of the VA. The failure of the military and VA healthcare systems to diagnose Ruben with Lyme disease ended his military career early, tarnished his service record, and led to more than three decades of preventable suffering. Ruben has taken upon himself the mission of helping all veterans who suffer as he has so that they may receive the greatly needed treatment that they have earned.

Paperback


AMANDA FRYE

Amanda Frye comes to the Written by Veterans group as an extended family member via her husband, U.S. Army veteran, Charlie Frye.   Her interviews with writers, musicians and filmmakers  have been featured in the online CultScoop Magazine.  Amanda's work has also appeared in the San Bernardino County Sentinel. Currently, Amanda is co-editing the college textbook Introductory Foods.  Amanda has four children and resides in Redlands, California.

Paperback


R.E. BORGES

Borges was born in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico and, at age three, he and his family immigrated to the United States. He was raised in California and joined the US Navy when he was seventeen-years-old.  Borges served for six years and subsequently worked in government for twenty-five years. He holds an undergraduate degree in Communications with an emphasis on Media Studies.
Borges has traveled the world while in the military, on the job, and on his own. During his travels he has learned that for all our differences, we are very much the same and react to events in a similar fashion. One of these events being the act of betrayal moved Borges to start writing and come up with stories most anyone can identify with. His imagination allows him to write outside of his comfort zone, and, although he does not stick to a genre, he does lean toward the dark side of the human experience.

Paperback

JOHN R. COLE

John was born in the great state of Kentucky. After graduation from high school in the state of Ohio, he enlisted (against his Mother's desires) in the United States Marine Corps in 1968. He attended Marine Corps boot camp at Paris Island, South Carolina, with advanced weapons training at Camp Geiger in North Carolina. Having enlisted because of his strong desire to serve his country in combat, as the men in his family had done for generations past, John was assigned to a rifle company in Viet Nam and served with later-to-be Senator James Webb of Virginia, lawyer extraordinaire George McMahon of Boston, Judge William Downs of Wyoming, Dale Wilson of North Carolina, and Francis Karst of South Dakota, among so many others.

Always interested in writing, John has dedicated his work to the plight of the American combat veteran—America's "true" Heroes. Through personal experiences, and the experiences of those with whom he served, he tries to highlight, if you will, the feelings and hardships suffered by veterans while in combat, and the many more hardships encountered after they return home. He often says that each of the thoughts he puts on paper comes with its own teardrops, descendants to those same teardrops shed by America's earliest patriots, and that it has been such teardrops that have helped to keep patriotism alive and well down through the tumultuous pages of American History.

John adheres to the long-standing theory that "All Marines are Brothers" and "Once a Marine, Always a Marine." Nowadays he only wears a different uniform.

Paperback

Paperback Paperback


BORY THACH

Bory Thach was born in a refugee camp located on the border between Thailand and Cambodia.  His family immigrated to the United States when he was four years old.  He served in the U.S. Army and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He is now an MFA graduate from California State University San Bernardino.

 

Paperback Paperback

MATTHEW T. MILLER

Matthew T. Miller was born and raised in La Quinta, California. He joined the Army when he was seventeen-years-old and served six years with the 82nd  Airborne Division. He accomplished two tours in Iraq and is currently attending school at California State University, San Bernardino. He is working toward becoming a Physical Therapist and also wishes to be involved in the education field. In this respect, he works towards becoming a certified substitute math teacher for elementary school students, so he can share his love of math with others. His future goals are to become an accomplished artist and cartoonist, as well as an author of children's books and thrilling ghost tales for adults. 

Paperback

ZOE PHIKO

Zoe Phiko, daughter of a veteran, began writing fiction at 14, when she published a highly popular web serial that she later turned into the short novels VIOLET WINTER and ABIGAIL WINTER. Following the publication of her two short novels and "FEMININE," a volume of poetry, Zoe was invited to speak at high schools about creative writing and was accepted to take a college-level creative writing course at USC. Now 16, she has completed her soon-to-be-published third novel, the futuristic, dystopian, coming-of-age epic THE CENTER.  

Paperback
& eBook
Paperback
& eBook


Paperback Paperback


A.K. KOSSAK

Born and raised in Germany, A.K. Kossak was drafted into the West German army.  Following his military service, he left for Hollywood to study film and work on movies. He graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and, over the next 25-plus years, produced and co-wrote an award-winning indie movie, co-produced numerous non-broadcast programs, and worked as a cinematographer on about 400 productions.   A member of the Writers Guild of America, he taught screenwriting at CSUSB and helped launch the Written by Veterans creative writing program at the CSUSB Veterans Success Center. 

Paperback
& eBook
eBook Paperback


PLEASE DOWNLOAD OUR 2015 BROCHURE
click on picture below:

WITH THE SUPPORT OF