Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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Thursday, February 09, 2017


The unbelievable stories of the heroic men who sailed under the sea.

In Heroes Beneath the Waves, many brave men who rode submarines to great depths and across the oceans into unknown territory share their experiences, fears, and thoughts. They allow us to travel back in time through their memories. Trained for years to keep silent—for “loose lips sink ships”—many still believe what they know to be classified and refuse to disclose even the minutest of recollections. Others, however, want to leave a legacy of reminiscences for people to learn and live by—to know that freedom is not free.

Some stories will never be told. Held within the secret confines of their souls, these deep sea veterans block them out for self-perseverance. Yet, there are others who will never escape their own minds; they relive their underwater experiences over and over with eyes open or shut.

Heroes Beneath the Waves is about teenage boys who left farms, small towns, and inner cities to defend the United States and democracy worldwide. Signing up for United States Navy submarine duty was an adventure of a lifetime during the early 1940s. Dreams of torpedoing Japanese and German ships and subs consumed their thoughts. Those who returned home as young men were older and wiser. Heroes Beneath the Waves was written to honor these men—gallant heroes—who served and are serving today on submarines

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Children's Author Sneed B. Collard III Event

On Valentine's Day next week, I'll be participating in the online National Biodiversity Teach-in. I will be giving a new presentation, but one that mirrors some of my talks for schools and conferences. The main difference is that you can sign your class up to watch this one For Free! To register click on Sneed's Biodiversity Presentation. My speaking time is 2:00 p.m. Central Time, which I realize may prevent you East-coasters from watching it, but I hope that many of the rest of you can take advantage of this student enrichment opportunity.

As always, thank you for your interest and send me an email if you have any (non-technical) questions!

Biodiversity Rocks!

Poem to be Published in National Geographic Society Book

I first placed this on my Facebook Monday, Bursary 6, 2017.

I don't know how to share my news, for there are people to thank and more updates I'll be placing on my blogs. Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis asked me to write a poem about Arkansas for a book he was working on for the National Geographic Society last September 016. I did, and it was accepted by the publisher today. Release date around September 2018.
Next, I received a phone call from three-star Vice Admiral Al Konetzni, who will send a review of my book," Heroes Beneath the Waves," in a week or so. God works in mysterious ways.

Oklahoma City Writers.

The best fiction is always based on big ideas. (Pardon the alliteration). Multi-published, award winning author Eric Reitan will talk to Oklahoma City Writers about WRESTLING WITH BIG IDEAS IN YOUR WRITING: PROSPECTS AND PITFALLS on Saturday, Feb. 18. We meet at S. Luke's United Methodist Church, 222 NW 15th, OKC (between Robinson and Harvey) in room 130. Meeting starts at 10:15 a.m. You don't have to be a member to attend.