Saturday, April 27, 2019

Amazing Photographs of WWII-era Submarine Pens INSTANT ARTICLESWORLD WAR II

VISIT ORIGINAL SOURCE HERE

 Nikola Budanovic

 
Submarine pen at Bordeaux.Photo: P. Charpiat CC BY-SA 2.5
 
SHARE:
For the construction of the pens in Hamburg (designated as the Elbe I and Elbe II) some 1,700 prisoners were used as forced labor.
While submarines proved to be Kriegmarine’s main asset when it came to naval warfare, the air supremacy of the Allies posed a clear threat to U-Boats once they docked harbor. Exposed on the surface and unmanned, these vessels were easy prey for enemy bombers.
Aware of this issue, the Naval Construction Office in Berlin started figuring out a plan in the 1930s on how to protect their most valuable vessels.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Former VP Joe Biden launches 2020 presidential bid

Remembrance Moments: Canada at Vimy Ridge

Reposted from ME IN THE MIDDLE 


Vimy Ridge Day

(Click on Link for more information)
Vimy Ridge Memorial
Image from Pixabay
“After three days of fierce combat and over 10,000 casualties suffered, the Canadian Corps seizes the previously German-held Vimy Ridge in northern France on April 12, 1917.
Many historians have pointed to the victory at Vimy Ridge during World War I as a moment of greatness for Canada, when it emerged from Britain’s shadow to attain its own measure of military achievement. As a result of the victory, earned despite the failure of the larger Allied offensive of which it was a part, Canadian forces earned a reputation for efficiency and strength on the battlefield.”

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Mystery Writers and the Fans Who Love Them to Convene at 2019 Mystery Fest Key West

Acclaimed mystery authors, celebrated storytellers and the fans who love them are set to rendezvous on the tropical island where so many have found literary inspiration during the 6th Annual Mystery Fest Key West, set for June 28-30, 2019 in Key West, Florida. 

During the weekend’s series of panels, presentations and social events, Mystery Fest attendees will have the opportunity to learn first-hand how to craft or refine their own tales of crime, murder and mystery from a stellar line-up of high-profile mystery and suspense luminaries and true-crime experts.

2019 headliners are Keynote Speaker Jeffery Deaver, the international bestselling and global multi-award winning suspense-thriller author of 40 novels, including the wildly popular “Lincoln Rhyme” series books; New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Black, Carla Norton, and Diane A.S. Stuckart, along with authors Jane Bock, Micki Browning, Gray Basnight, David Beckwith, Robert Coburn, Bill Craig, Mike Dennis, Wayne Gales, Cheryl Hollon, Renee Kumar, Rick Ollerman, Shirrel Rhoades, bestselling Buck Reilly adventure series author John H. Cunningham and literary agent Bob DiForio.

Founded in 2014, the Mystery Fest Key West quickly grew in fame and attendance, but “still has the intimacy of a boutique-sized convention with lots of direct interaction between authors and audience,” commented author, publisher and Fest co-founder Shirrel Rhoades. "And, because of the star-power of our guest authors, the fascinating panels and unique social events, we also attract writers and fans of other genres as well.”

Beginning Friday afternoon, June 28, Mystery Fest highlights are to include an opening wine and cheese party on the veranda of Key West’s iconic Custom House Museum with author Heather Graham and Key West Mayor Teri Johnston presiding, keynote luncheon with Deaver, a killer line-up of panels and presentations examining everything from “Forensics for Writers” to “How I Plot a Mystery,” author book signings, a rum sampling event at Hemingway Rum Company/Papa’s Pilar Distillery, a Bloody Mary Morning breakfast at the historic Schooner Wharf Bar, a chance to win a cameo “character placement” role in author Gray Basnight’s next mystery tale, and presentation of the annual Whodunit Mystery Writing Award.

Event registration is $195 and includes all panels, presentations, a lunch and a brunch, and social events, with panels and presentations taking place at The Studios of Key West in the island’s Old Town historic district. Those who register by June 1 are automatically entered into the Gray Basnight “character placement” contest.


Mystery Fest Key West 2019 is sponsored by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the Key West Citizen daily newspaper, The Helmerich Trust, The Gardens Hotel, The Laureate Key West, Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina, and Key West Art & Historical Society.

For a full Fest schedule, online registration, and hotel links visit MysteryFestKeyWest.com

  Mystery Fest_Deaver Author Photo CourtesyGunner Publications
Mystery Fest Key West 2019 headliner and Keynote Speaker Jeffery Deaver. (Photo courtesy Gunner Publications)  

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

One Mystery Fest Key West Guest Will Nab Cameo Role in Next Gray Basnight Novel






MFKW_Gray Basnight - Author HeadshotKey West, Florida Keys – Organizers of the upcoming Mystery Fest Key West have announced that one Fest guest will walk into the pages of an upcoming novel by Gray Basnight, author of “Shadows in the Fire,” “The Cop with the Pink Pistol,” and most recently, “Flight of the Fox,” an “electrifying, propulsive and timely thriller” that one reviewer has called “worthy of Robert Ludlum.”
All who are registered for the Fest by midnight June 1 will be entered to win a cameo “character placement” role in the author’s next release, the sequel to “Flight of the Fox,” tentatively titled “Madness of the Q” and expected in 2020 from Down & Out Books.
“Since Key West is the final action scene in “Flight of the Fox,” I’m especially looking forward to my first Mystery Fest Key West festival. It’ll be that much more fun when I meet the winner who gets to be named as either a ‘good guy or gal’ or ‘bad guy or gal’ in the sequel. And I can promise there are plenty of both to keep the action moving,” said Basnight.
Basnight, a former broadcast newsman and actor is slated to be a panelist at the upcoming “Mystery and Intrigue in Paradise” themed Mystery Fest Key West, a gathering of mystery, true crime and suspense writers and fans set to take place in Key West, Florida, June 28-30.
All Mystery Fest Key West panels and presentations will take place at The Studios of Key West, a center for the arts located in the island’s historic Old Town district. Event registration is $195 and includes all panels, presentations, a lunch and a brunch, and social events.

Sponsored by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the Key West Citizen daily newspaper, the Helmerich Foundation, The Gardens Hotel, The Laureate Key West, and Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina. For a full Fest schedule, online registration, and details on the Fest’s 2019 Whodunit Mystery Writing Contest,

visit MysteryFestKeyWest.com.

MFKW_Gray Basnight - Author Headshot



Monday, April 8, 2019

THE HUNTERS TRILOGY Young Adult Mystery Series by Sara J Bernhardt

Mystery twisted with YA Romance by Sara J. Bernhardt

BRAND NEW completed series. Running from a painful loss, Jane Callahan fled to Oregon and met an unusual boy named Aidan Summers; but his ghastly secret could destroy… everything.   http://mybook.to/SummersDeceitHT1 Available in Kindle Unlimited Jane Callahan is a reclusive, seventeen-year-old high school student dealing with the death of her beloved brother. Her home in Southern California with her mother is a constant reminder of her loss and pain. In hopes of escaping her past she moves to North Bend Oregon to live with her father, where she meets a beautiful boy named Aidan Summers.  










Young Adult Mystery Series

Available in Kindle Unlimited
  Sara J Bernhardt is an author and poet who has been writing since a very young age and is a winner of several poetry and short story contests. It is clear that Bernhardt writes in a realistic tone while still creating the enthralling feeling of fantasy. Her writing puts readers in a world that they will truly love to be a part of.    









Enter to win 1 of 3 Cat Necklaces
Open to US continental US 18+. Fill out the form below to enter.
Available in Kindle Unlimited