“About Hearth and Sand: Stories from the Front Lines and the Homefront:
Twelve tales of those who served on the front lines and the stories of loved ones left behind who preserved the home front. Set universes apart and separated by decades in time, the stories in Hearth and Sand reflect a continuity of service from the past to the present and into the world of tomorrow. Although the events are fictional, the voices captured within these pages came from historical notes, veterans’ own words, letters left by their ancestors, or contemporary events. Pen was put to paper while watching fighter planes land in the Philippine Islands and in the shaded woods of a stateside farm.
The tales cross genre from contemporary to historical, and science fiction to poetry.
Contemporary: The Introduction – In a secluded grove, a young girl learns about her heritage. /
Stetsons and Spangles – Change of duty station meant more than a change in address, but the loss of a beloved pet. /The Walk – Sometimes the question is the answer.
Historical: Echoes From The Valley – A soldier of yesteryear teaches the real meaning of duty. / First Mission, Final Day – Yesterday’s debt links the present to the future. /Letters to Loved Ones – Letters connect home and hearth. / Manufactured Proposal – A flea market treasure turns out to be worth more than money.
Tomorrow’s World: Live or Surrender to Technology – In a near future, a man’s journey to escape his future, reawakens his urge to live. / Pirates Reprise – Sometimes duty means learning to live.
Uncommon Mercy – A future leader in an apocalyptic future learns the true meaning of duty.
Poems: If Tomorrow Never Comes –Thoughts on the eve of battle / The Sentry – A tribute to those who answered the call and returned alone.
Targeted Age Group: 18+
Written by: Helen Henderson
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Although the author of several local histories, and numerous articles on the topics of American and military history, antiques and collectibles, Henderson’s first love is fiction. Her work in the museum and history fields enables a special insight into creating fantasy worlds. The descendent of a coal-miner’s daughter and an aviation flight engineer, her writing reflects the contrasts of her heritage as well as that of her Gemini sign. Her stories cross genres from historical westerns to science fiction and fantasy. In the world of romantic fantasy, she is the author of the Dragshi Chronicles and The Windmaster Novels. In her books, she invites you to join her on travels through the stars, or among fantasy worlds of the imagination.
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