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MilSpeak Books releases How To Not Tell A War Story

Explore with Michael Lund the lives of these veterans who discover being in the service is not something to be edited out of a personal history.

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(CHARLESTON, SC) - Please welcome MilSpeak Books’ latest title, HOW TO NOT TELL A WAR STORY, written by Michael Lund, Vietnam War correspondent and author of nine novels about the great American highway, Route 66.

HOW TO NOT TELL A WAR STORY is a collection of short stories about veterans who went to war but left without a war story to tell. Forty years after their experience, these veterans begin asking if there is something more to say about their military service. Among other things, they come to appreciate the lovers, friends, and family who helped them shape a new post-war identity. Explore with Michael Lund the lives of these veterans who discover being in the service is not something to be edited out of a personal history, but an experience that stays in memory, not an ending but the beginning of a measure of peace, no matter how short the stint, or inglorious.

I hope you will enjoy reading this collection.

To download a sample of this electronic book, visit

A press release is attached.

HOW TO NOT TELL A WAR STORY is also available in print from BeachHouse Books, and the title story is included in the US Air Force Academy’s annual print journal, War, Literature and the Arts, available this fall. For more information, visit

MilSpeak Foundation will be celebrate this release, and the release of a few other forthcoming titles, including WAR STORIES: SHORT STORIES BY VETERANS, this Veteran’s Day, November 11, in North Hollywood at The Federal Bar. The Short Fiction Series, led by actress Sally Shore will present an evening of scripted performances of short stories selected for inclusion in WAR STORIES. Hollywood is turning out for this evening of theater and literature that will benefit MilSpeak Foundation. Read more about this event, including the selected authors, at  The Federal Bar theater seats 200, and we expect ticket sales will be brisk for this first of its kind event in Tinseltown.

Join us! Tickets are available at

Happy Writing!

Sally Drumm, GySgt USMC, Ret.
President, MilSpeak Foundation (501c3)
Publisher, MilSpeak Books & MilSpeak Memo
Ph. 843.597.1757




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