Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter:
1) 50th Wedding Anniversary
November 16-20, the Larimore clan from Atlanta and Colorado Springs was together for a family weekend of festivities and celebration. We had a glorious time with our children, their spouses, and the granddaughters. We took a ton of pictures and made many memories that will last a lifetime.
Here’s a special toast made that warmed my heart: IMG_8410
2) Signed Copies of At First Light for Christmas Gifts (almost a 40% discount)
A great gift to consider for book lovers who enjoy WWII stories is At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse. If you’d like personalized and signed copies, here’s how to get them.
2) At First Light earns three top prizes at the annual International Page Turner Awards
I was over-the-moon excited to learn that At First Light won three of the top awards at an elaborate ceremony held in London by the International Page Turner Awards. They said they judged over 2,500 books this year. I complained about them not listing Mike! I hope that they’ll make that edit.
(1) 2023 Book Award Winners:
(2) 2023 Book Award Sub-Category winners:
Here’s the page (https://pageturnerawards.com/2023-best-book-award-genres) showing Best Book Award: Genres
(3) 2023 Best Book Award by Genre:
3) A touching tribute that brought tears to my eyes
A dear friend who is a pastor here in Colorado Springs, and a fan of At First Light, recently sent me this message:
A friend of mine is a West Point grad. I told him about your book, and he loved it. He was at LSU recently when Army went [there to play LSU in football]. He sent me this pic.
This is the picture that meant so much to me:
Charlie Lane went to honor my father and his memory by visiting his grave and leaving a coin on the gravestone. The tradition is you leave a penny to honor the soldier, a nickel if you were in the soldier’s unit, and a quarter if you were in their unit when they died. Charlies left a penny and said that there were other pennies on the tombstone.
5) More honors for my father and At First Light
Because of a recent Veterans Day surge of PR (thank you Ascot Media), At First Light took a big jump in the Amazon ratings:
6) Last Month’s Blogs at DrWalt.com
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7) Last Month’s Happenings
After we walked with the LSU football team down “Victory Hill,” LSU quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jayden Daniels came over to shake our hands:
8) Upcoming Events
Dec 21-28, Barb’s sister Sue will be in town to share the holidays with us. Otherwise, we’re home and resting for the entire month.
9) Past Three Editions
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