April 14, 2017

Pam Johnson, Regent of the Rebecca Parke Chapter of DAR in Galesburg, Illinois invests her time helping students document important stories for A BOOK by ME by serving as a writing coach.

The fruit of her labor is the preservation of WWII stories from her area. Now gene...

November 11, 2016

The One in Charge

Written & Illustrated by 

Gracie Ryckaert & Kenzie Reimers

Al Taylor 

Pearl Harbor Survivor

The One in Charge is now available on Amazon

Alvis M. Taylor was born on March 18, 1923 in Caldwell, Texas. His mother worked for the Works Progress Administration...

September 25, 2016

We hope to see you there!

You can also pre-order Dorothy's story titled A Woman in a Man's Army! 

February 4, 2016

 Rockridge Junior High students Grace Ryckaert and Kenzie Reimers had the honor of meeting WWII veteran Alvis Taylor. We listened carefully as he told us his story of growing up in Texas as the son of a bootlegger. He talked about starving during the Great Depression....

January 11, 2016

Recently, a teacher named Candy Lopez from Rockridge Junior High contacted me with a desire to excite her students about history. We've asked them to capture stories of World War II veterans for the A BOOK by ME series. Today eighteen students have signed up to either...

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