Blood Wine Anthology

by Mike Shepherd



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/2/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781663250926
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781663250933

About the Book

Blood Wine Anthology contains numerous short stories about the author’s experiences as an Air Force radio news reporter in the Vietnam War in 1967 and ‘68, and episodes he experienced after the war while traveling in Europe, and hitchhiking throughout the US. The anthology also includes many poems about various subjects, along with some character sketches about people he had become acquainted with over the years.

About the Author

After high school and one year of junior college, Mike Shepherd joined the Air Force and graduated from Armed Forces Journal School in 1967, and was sent to Vietnam where he served as a radio news reporter for 7th Air Force Information and Armed Forces Radio. As a frequent flier while reporting on the merits of air support, he was awarded the Air Medal. When he returned to the States he attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale on the GI Bill. Upon graduating he became employed by the State of Illinois as a public information officer and speech writer before retiring. He then authored several historic-fiction novels about the wars in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. He’s presently a free-lance writer for various magazines and newspapers. Happily married, Shepherd lives in the country with wife Jane near Springfield, Illinois.