Writing Military Heroes (What it takes)
This is a presentation I have to give this weekend. Any feedback you can give me would be wonderful. I write military romantic suspense. Navy SEAL romantic suspense. I had a leg up writing military characters because I’d lived the life for the first 14 years of my life. My father was a Marine for 24 years. During that time he was a member of the 1 st and 3 rd Marine Corps Battalions. He went through WWII, Korea, and Vietnam and served 2 tours of duty in each. He was on Iwo Jima when the flag was raised. He was a charter member of the Marine Corps rifle team, number 5 in the nation for 5 years. During that time we lived in San Diego, California, Quantico Virginia, Parris Island, South Carolina twice, and Millington Tennessee. I went to 9 schools in 12 years. And felt more at home on a military post than I did off of one. That experience taught me what Military men were like. From all that I learned two things. 1. There are good and bad in all people.