Warrior Connection - 04/07/13

Denise Nichols opened the April 7 Warrior Connection with an appeal for all veterans to contact their congressional representative to gather support for veterans medical research and the "Dear Colleague" letter circulating in Washington D.C.   Please see Denise Nichols' page on Facebook for specific information.
Former Vietnam era U.S. Navy corpsman David Kirk then joined us to talk about his books: "Particular Stones" and "Cornerstones". Both of his books deal with coming of age and learning to live together.  As a veteran, psychologist, and human resources expert David then gave suggestions on how veterans can sell themselves to future employers. He also discussed his upcoming book on the a boy dealing with the floods along the  Red River between Minnesota and North Dakota.
Author site: http://www.djkirk.net/index.html

Amazon (Kindle, paperback) http://www.amazon.com/Particular-Stones-David-J-Kirk/dp/1937273067/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1361544031&sr=1-1&keywords=particular+stones

Barnes & Noble (Nook, paperback) http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/particular-stones-david-j-kirk/1105387750?ean=9781937273064

Publisher: Martin Sisters Publishing http://www.martinsisterspublishing.com/?page_id=771

David's newest book led perfectly into our next guest who lived on a farm on the Minnesota side right along the Red River across from Grand Forks during the time of the  floods featured in David's newest book.
Our next guest was Bonnie Rokke Tinnes, my cousin- a retired teacher (Russian linguist), farm wife, and psych nurse-  who talked about her poetry book "Snow Presents and Other Poems', her self finding book: "I Am A Woman- I am A Person" and then two of her books in the expanding Margaret series:  "Growing Up Margaret" and "Margaret Inc."  The acclaimed "Margaret" series  is about a girl growing up in a small town in northern Minnesota during the 1950's.

Bonnie’s Personal Website: http://www.bonnierokketinnes.com/

and for books and other information:

http://www.amazon.com/Growing-Up-Margaret-ebook/dp/B005JTNG4Y

http://www.happinessabounds.com/woman-of-the-week-bonnie-tinnes/

Both authors also read selected excerpts from their published works and provided suggestions how vets can write for healing and enjoyment.

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