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Virtual Author Interview Liz Gilmore Williams No Ordinary Soldier My Father’s Two Wars
0:04 Book Trailer
3:51 Liz at Andrew Jackson State Park
4:30 Where would Liz take visitors to South Carolina
5:55 Liz talks about her career
7:33 Inspiration to write the book
9:11 About the Book No Ordinary Soldier: My Father’s Two Wars
10:11 Research for book
11:37 Vmail, martial law, food rationing, letter censoring
15:12 Battle of Saipan
17:33 Book Editor Ron W Starr
18:25 Hiring a researcher
19:22 International Book Award & 5 Star rating Amazon
20:43 South Carolina’s Humanities Out Loud program
21:47 Follow up book?
23:05 Advice for new writers
Liz Gilmore Williams / No Ordinary Soldier: My Father’s Two Wars
Amazon Book page :
Paul: I will begin by asking you to tell our followers your favorite spots in/around Indian Land, SC, which is actually a suburb of Charlotte, NC where you would take family and friends when they visit you…..
You have had an interesting career. Can you tell us how those experiences influenced your writing
No Ordinary Soldier: My Father’s Two Wars ?
What inspired you to write No Ordinary Soldier: My Father’s Two Wars ?
Paul: I loved reading your book. Your story was emotionally moving and also very informative. I can easily understand why this book won an International Book award and has 5 stars on Amazon.
Please tell us about your book No Ordinary Soldier: My Father’s Two Wars ?
Please share with us the various research that you did in preparing this book.
Please tell us more about ….President Roosevelt signed the Lend-Lease Bill in March 1941…. page 46
The time period that your book takes place is very different from the present .
Please speak on how those times were different from the present
(Vmail)(martial law in Hawaii page 70)(food rationing page 97)(letter censoring)
how those times were the same as the present.
Please share with the details on the fighting/Battle of Saipan (page 230)
Please share with us your views on post-traumatic stress disorder( PTSD) (page 214)
Please share with us the details about the 378,000 prisoners of war (POWs) (page 276)
Share with us some details of working with your book editor Ron W. Starr.
Please share with us your experience of hiring a researcher specializing in securing veterans’ files (page 213) while writing this book.
Please tell us about your book award for No Ordinary Soldier: My Father’s Two Wars / International Book Awards.
Please tell us about your 5 star rating for No Ordinary Soldier: My Father’s Two Wars /Amazon.
South Carolina’s Humanities Out Loud Program
As a speaker for South Carolina’s Humanities Out Loud Program, Liz travels statewide to talk about World War II in the Central Pacific. Through this program, some of South Carolina’s finest scholars travel throughout the state to share their interests and knowledge of the humanities and to spark discussions about human values, traditions and cultures. SC Humanities makes these programs available to nonprofit groups and public agencies at a reasonable cost. SC Humanities provides $250 towards speaker honorariums, which covers full speaker payment for the majority of programs. To see Liz’s listing on South Carolina’s Humanities web site, go to