Monthly Archives: August 2015

I Sign with Book Wholesaler, Partners West

I am so happy!  Partners West, THE Pacific Northwest regional book wholesaler, sent me a contract Wednesday and I signed on the dotted line Thursday! I am thrilled, because Partners West will make Growing up With G.I. Joe’s easily available to … Continue reading

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A Great Portland History by Carl Abbott Who Wrote Advance Review for “Growing Up…”

If you want a definitive, well-written history of Portland, I highly recommend Portland in Three Centuries by Carl Abbott, with a copyright 2011.  I found Dr. Abbott’s book easy to read because it flowed and told stories with interesting photos. I had the good … Continue reading

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I’m Done! Contract Signed with Printer

With the book, I am done.  Now, it is time to have fun in the sun!  How is that for being literary and rhyming?  The problem is that it is much too hot today at 102 degrees to have much … Continue reading

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Dad’s Officer Training and Experiences as a WW II Bomber Pilot Helped Him Build G.I. Joe’s

My dad, Ed Orkney,  served in the 5th Army Air Force in the 90th Heavy Bomb Group known as the Jolly Rogers in 1943 and 1944.  The 90th served in the South Pacific and Dad was based in New Guinea.  As a B24 bomber pilot, he was … Continue reading

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