Our featured speaker today was John Wemlinger, author of "Winter's Bloom," a self-published novel based on "bits and pieces" of his life.
An Army veteran, John spent many years in the military, including a stint in Viet Nam as a helicopter pilot. John described his book as a celebration of vets--especially Viet Nam vets--and a celebration of family. He brought signed copies of his book with him and read passages reflecting the book's intertwined plot lines.
John also described his development as a writer. He said that it is not difficult for a self-publisher to get his or her work on Amazon, as he has done. One reviewer on Amazon described "Winter's Bloom" as "a simple love story that captures your heart."