1970s - Betty Jean - Book 3 WAF series
WAF book 3: Betty Jean, a hometown girl, who never wanted more out of life than being a wife and a mother. When circumstances in her hometown force her to flee for safety she has to abandon her dreams She joins the WAF with the hopes of becoming a Security Policewoman.
She is heartbroken when the Vietnam War breaks out and cancels her hopes and dreams.
The end of the War brings change to her life. She and others in the Armed Forces watch helplessly as their men come home to a changed Nation and an uncertain future.
WAF: Betty Jean tells their story of how they try to readjust and find love and happiness.
1970s - Alice - Book 2 WAF series
Our heads were held high in the blazing sun. Our hearts beat faster underneath our starched uniform blouse. Today was ours. WE ARE WAF.
Book 2 of the women in the military series: WAF - Alice brings us into the heartland.
"We brought them home, broken patched up and mended."
The saga of WAF continues as Alice struggles to keep love and family intact during separations, war and the tragic aftermath of war.
Her story is the story of all military servicewomen who battle constant separation and changes fraught with the problems of being a military servicewoman, wife and mother.
1970s - Bonnie - Book 1 WAF series
Escaping the backwoods life of Tennessee in the 50s, Bonnie left it all behind, including her twin Bertie who was her closest companion and adviser. Facing the unknown, the twins enlisted in separate branches of the service and went their separate ways, although their bond to each other could never be broken.
Disregarding the expectations society and family place on young women of the time, Bonnie took up the banner of a military oath and dedicated her life to serving in the Women's Air Force.
Bonnie faced many a hardship as a WAF, but when she garnered the courage enough to follow her heart, the most compelling and dangerous challenges that she would ever face truly defined who she was going to become...
1970s - More or Less Crazy - The Smokejumpers
Return to the summer of '73 and adventure through Alaska as a Smokejumper. In an odyssey of movement and beauty we move back and forth across Alaska, jumping fires from Kodiak Island to the shadows of Denali, and in the winds of Isabel Pass.
The smokejumpers themselves are a varied lot - several are ex-Air America bad boys recently back from covert CIA operations in Southeast Asia, and in no mood to take orders from anyone. The rest of the crew is made up of transfers and no-rehires from the jump bases in the Lower 48 where strict, top-down, authoritarian management made it hard, if not impossible, for them to fit in. Being stuck on Fort Wainwright in a dark and dreary hangar, surrounded by chain link fences and gravel lots, and under the eye of the Army Military Police is a recipe for disaster with a healthy serving of rebellion, heroism, pranks and humor thrown in.
Adventure with these smokejumpers as they ultimately come together in an outrageous testimony to the joy of living life fully and playfully in one of America's last great true-life adventures.