The Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) awarded a Silver Medal to my historical novel “A Passel of Hate” at the Society’s annual awards dinner in Dayton, Ohio. MWSA medal awards are judged by a panel of peers and based on various factors including content, style, visual appearance, and technical use of language.
“A Passel of Hate” is my first novel and describes the events in North and South Carolina leading up to and including the Battle of Kings Mountain. The focus of the fact-based book is on the emotional experiences of a family with three sons fighting for the king and two serving with the Liberty Men.
Military Writers Society of America is an association of more than a thousand authors, poets, and artists, drawn together by the common bond of military service. Most of our members are active duty military, retirees, or military veterans. A few are lifelong civilians who have chosen to honor our military through their writings or their art. The organization helps veterans, their families, and historians record history and the complexities of military life―and encourages writing and other creative endeavors as therapy for the stresses of our special circumstances. Its focus is on using these works to educate the general public, students, and the military community.