Visit Denise’s newest blog – Four Chaplains, One Heroic Mission
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Storms From A Clear Sky
• This book is exemplary in character appeal (or interest) and development. All main characters (including antagonists) are unique and fully fleshed out with compelling, layered motivations and traits.
• The author uses witty dialog in many instances to heighten each character’s personality such as… where Scooter (a male) asks “Do I have to wear a hula skirt again?” And has snappy dialog that will make readers smile.
• This book is exemplary in its voice and writing style. It has a unique voice, and the writing style is consistent throughout. The style and tone are also consistent with or will appeal to readers of the intended genre.
• Plot twists, such as Danny’s coded letter on page 306 are brilliantly portrayed.
• Readers will laugh at some funny parts of the story such as…the muddy and mosquito-plagued tent/bunk…is hilarious.
—Judge, 29th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.
“Fantastic. Boy did she do her research. I’m reading Storms From A Clear Sky a second time. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.”
—Bob Harmon, Professor Emeritus of History Seattle University, who served in WWII at the Battle of the Bulge.
“Frisino’s fictional story becomes more real thanks to her painstaking research. She introduces her second book with a “thank you” to the many men and women who shared their wartime experiences with her. Frisino has expertly woven many factual accounts into her tale, leading her characters on a journey into The War to End Wars. “Storms” is an experience that easily captures readers’ page-turning interest.”
Former member of the Seattle City Council Former journalist for Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Seattle Times
In preparation for her historical fiction novels, Denise spends years researching. In the 1980’s, while writing Whiskey Cove, Denise interviewed men and women who were bootleggers. For Orchids of War, over the last several years, she has talked with men and women from the World War II era. She is continuing along this path in preparation for the sequel, Storms From A Clear Sky.
Left: Post 227 presents Denise with Certificate of Appreciation following her talk.
Center: WWII Vets Merlin Staaz & Fighter Pilot Dwight Stevens Right: Goro Kinoshita, of the 442nd.
Below are excerpts from her blogs – click on the title to read the full post
- - Four Chaplains, One Heroic Mission “Chaplains risk and give their lives along with the troops,” Daniel Poling, pastor of Grace Baptist in Philadelphia, told his son. Daniel knew full well, having served as Chaplin during WWI. Yet, First Lieutenant Clark Vandersoll Poling of Ohio did not heed his fathers’ wise words. On June 10, 1942, […]
- The Ni’ihau Incident – A Small Battle with a Big Impact that Continued in Hawaii for 7 days after Pearl Harbor - The Ni’ihau Incident – A Small Battle with a Big Impact that Continued in Hawaii for 7 days after Pearl Harbor While America pushed for isolationism after WWI, Japan pushed for their imperial expansionism under their goal of creating a Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. These ideals would collide when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor […]
- Veteran’s Day – A Time To Give Thanks - Veteran’s Day – A Time To Give Thanks You might not recognize them walking the street, sitting beside them in at a church service, or quietly reading in a retirement home. A veteran’s response to duty is their own story, sometimes shared, other times very private. Yet, their sacrifices provided us our freedom.Veteran’s Day is […]
- Victory In Europe – VE Day - Victory In Europe – VE Day On September 3, 1939 the British and France declared war on Germany after the Nazi’s invaded Poland. On December 11, 1941, after the United States was attacked by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, Germany declared war on the US. Six years of global battle for the Brits and four […]
- Coastwatchers - Coastwatchers The Small Band of Men Who Saved Thousands of Allied Troops In Bellingham, Washington as soon as WWII broke out, tall towers were erected close to the Canadian border. Teenagers equipped with their sleeping bags and supplies would rotate assignments, some spending the night, to listen and watch for any incoming aircraft then immediately […]
- Victory Mail - Victory Mail Keeping Loved Ones Connected During WWII In this modern day of instant connectivity via email, text, twitter, Tik Tok, Facebook, Facetime, etc. it is hard to envision what it would have been like to wait weeks, even months, to hear from your loved ones or to receive news from back home. WWII had […]
- The Day of Infamy Touched Many Shores - Remembering “a date which will live in infamy,” the Land of the Rising Sun’s attack on Pearl Harbor in the early morning hours of December 7, 1941, many only equate that horrific event to Hawaii. However, Japan’s far reaching goal for a “Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere” went far beyond the shores of the Hawaiian […]
- The USO – Home Away From Home - In the months leading up to the outbreak of World War II, while America strongly held to its isolationism beliefs, President Roosevelt quietly prepared for war. Seeing the anguish of those around the globe fighting the enemy, he understood the need to boost morale, not only for the growing number of GI’s, but for their […]
- Rationing – a Fair Share for All of Us -
- D-Day Mistakes, Madness and Miracles –The First Wave - The very few living survivors of the ‘First Wave’ at D-Day all concur on one thing—tragic mistakes were made that morning of June 6, 1944, costing thousands of Allied lives.
Since 2012, Denise has been interviewing men and woman from the WWII era. This is a sampling of the people she has had the honor to meet.