Ridge Writers capture veteran stories

Ridge Writers, the East Sierra Branch of the 109-year-old California Writers Club, has begun work on the book “Scenes From Lives of Service: IWV Stories,World War I Through Desert Storm.” The book will profile servicemen and women who live or have lived in the area and served during those years. Each entry of approximately 500 words will focus on one event or episode from the individual’s time in service – some heroic and crucial, some little-known but fascinating or some simply funny. A photo or two will accompany each piece. The book will not deal in long lists of biographical data, assignments and postings.

Stories will come from newspaper research, from families, and/or from the veterans themselves.

According to a spokesperson, “We cannot yet predict the length of the book, nor an approximate release date. Such decisions will depend on the response to our call for participation.”

If you have a story to share, please contact John Anderson at cursorjohn@gmail.com, 760-382-5530.

“Please understand that as much as we will appreciate any and all material brought to us, we cannot guarantee to use everything, and we reserve the right to decline any submission. We are extremely excited about this project, and look forward to hearing from interested individuals.”

Story First Published: 2018-08-03