Audio to Violets

I  have been waiting impatiently for the release of this audio!

I am thrilled with the performance of Cheyenne Bizon and Paul Bugallo, both from Ohio (where the main characters of the book were from). They did an amazing job. Please do take a look and if you’re new to audible, you can get this audiobook for free!

Petworth, England 1944. First Lieutenant Janet Castner is assigned to a small hospital unit when Operation Overload begins. Amid the turbulence of nursing the critically Diannelynnwounded GIs arriving from Normandy, her arrogant commanding officer takes her aside and asserts his love for her. Passions flare when he wrongly suspects her and another officer of having an affair.
Unbeknownst to the major, Janet has instead sworn her love to a seriously injured infantry man Sergeant Lou Morrissey. When the major discovers their clandestine romance, he wields his authority in order to destroy their lives forever. Based on actual letters written by Lieutenant Janet Castner during WWII.
©2018 D.L. Gardner

The Narrators:

BizonHeadshotColor3Cheyenne Bizon is a Northeast Ohio native. Her first theatrical endeavor when she was a child of 5 hooked her firmly on the theatre, and her acting journey has led her through a wide variety of theatrical disciplines on stages all over Northeastern Ohio. An actor, singer, artist, narrator, and seasoned dabbler of all things creative, Cheyenne seeks to travel the world and sample the artistic flavors of as many cultures as possible as she pushes forward in her artistic career. She is currently based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Paul Breixo Bugallo was born in Miami, Florida, but raised in Seattle. This is where he discovered his passion for the performing arts. He attended Central Washington University Paul Bugallo[852]where he earned his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Theatrical Performance. Now residing in the proud city of Cleveland, Paul has just finished his Master’s of Fine Arts degree in acting through the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program. While primarily a theatrical performer, Paul is now jumping head first into a plethora of artistic formats. When Paul is not on stage you can usually find him at a local bar drinking draft or around a table playing a board game.

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New Beginnings

This is a time of year to celebrate new life. Stepping out of winter, shedding our warm coats to breath in the fresh scent of flowers, and air cleansed by rain and snow, invigorates us all, I should think. This time of year is also a time of new plans.
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I’m thrilled that I’ll be taking a short writing retreat with my author friends to beautiful Whidbey Island. I hope to finish Abbott on this venture so I can put all my energies back into our film project brewing. Aside from two more audiobooks being made, and my plans to release Dylan with Kindle Scout, I have other work ahead of me.

I want to wish you all a prosperous spring…prosperous in that your world will be well rounded, and you have quality time to spend with families and friends, as well as seeing your dreams realized. Thanks for visiting my website.

Happy Easter
Blessed Passover
Peace!

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Having trouble writing a review?

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Where the Yellow Violets Grow

And so this weekend I introduce to you my newest novel.

Where the Yellow Violets Grow.

Maybe we’ll be home by Christmas. It’s so lovely in Pennsylvania at Christmas time. And then you and I could walk in the woods. The forest is beautiful in the winter. I’ll show you where the yellow violets grow. We’ll dig in the snow and find the trailing arbutus. They have a lovely fragrance.

-Lieutenant Janet Castner

A WWII historical romance based on a true story.

Book Signing at the Kitsap Home and Garden Show March 16 through 18.

Book Signing at Olympia Barnes and Noble March 31.

I am signing at Barnes and Noble March 3, but the store was unable to acquire Where the Yellow Violets Grow so I will be signing my other books at that time.

The eBook is distributed worldwide. Kobo, iTunes, Etc . It is on sale as a pre order for .99 and will remain .99 until March 10. perf6.000x9.000.indd

You can read more about the book on my website.

This book has come about as an effort of a lot of people. My sister-in-law, my wonderful editors, John Renehan cartographer, Les Solot Les for cover art. And right now we are making an audio narrator by actors Cheyenne Bizon and Paul Bugallo.

I hope you enjoy it! Please leave your thoughts as a review where you purchase the book. I do appreciate it! Thanks.

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Sweet Romance

 

I have a new book coming out March 3, 2018 based on a stack of letters my sister-in-law handed me with the words, “write the story!” It concerns her mother who was a nurse stationed in England during WWII.
The book is on pre order until release date, and on sale for .99. Those of you who know me know that I don’t discount my books very often, so if you want that price, now’s the time!

perf6.000x9.000.inddPetworth, England 1944. First Lieutenant Janet Castner is assigned to a small hospital unit when Operation Overload begins. Amid the turbulence of nursing the critically wounded GIs arriving from Normandy, her arrogant commanding officer takes her aside and asserts his love for her. Passions flare when he wrongly suspects she and another officer are having an affair.

Unbeknown to the major, Janet has instead sworn her love to a seriously injured infantry man, Sergeant Lou Morrissey. When the major discovers their clandestine romance, he wields his authority in order to destroy their lives forever.

Based on actual letters written by Lieutenant Janet Castner during WWII.

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Making Believe

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I must let you all know that I’m going to be downsizing this blog and doing my blogging from my website. The reason being I feel the need to work from one location. You can follow my blog there by subscribing to my website and whenever I post, you’ll get an email. You’ll also get my newsletter which I post once a week, usually on Tuesday.

Sometimes I’ll be giving away coupons for my books and other what-nots in my newsletter so you may enjoy it more.

So, if you still love me and what nonsense I have to say…see you over there!

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Making Believe

Summer is winding down. The grandsons have come and gone.

Remember when people would talk about how hot the summer protests would be? The newscasters used to predict how much violence would happen in the summer. Usually they hit their mark pretty square on. Now the violence is all year long so we can’t really say the tempers are cooling off for winter.

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However, I can honestly say I’m glad football season is almost here. I’m watching the preseason for the Seahawks right now.

What do I see in football? Aside from the game itself, I see mild entertainment, sort of like the gladiators, only without the killing.

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There’s something about fellas that makes them want to wrestle and play rough with each other. It’s a guy thing. Yes, that statement is politically incorrect, however having raised both boys and girls, I can tell you, what I just said is naturally accurate. Boys like to play rough.

In the old days they played rough with swords and clubs and killed each other.

Today we have football. And I’d much rather see strong young men roughing it up on a football field than out in a war zone. And I’d much rather see people getting behind their teams instead of throwing stones through windows.

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If the leaders of the world really wanted peace, whenever there was a disagreement they’d put together a football team and have them duke it out on the football field with the neutral countries as referees. Then we could all watch and enjoy.

Have a peaceful week!

 

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