The #Writestream Twitter Chat Returns on February 21 with John D. Gresham!


I am pleased to announce the return of the #Writestream Twitter Chat on Thursday, February 21 at 11 a.m. Eastern with special guest, author/military historian/journalist John D. Gresham!

John is a highly accomplished author of several books including Uncommon Valor and an intrepid journalist who wrote an in-depth piece on the Camp Bastion Attack in Afghanistan, which resulted in the worst loss of US airpower in a single incident since the Vietnam War — a story that was largely ignored by the legacy media.

Here’s a bit about John from his bio on the Defense Media Network:

John D. Gresham lives in Fairfax, Va. He is an author, researcher, game designer, photographer, and military commentator with numerous publishing, design, speaking, and television appearance credits in his portfolio. He was the primary researcher and partner to Tom Clancy on his best-selling series of non-fiction “guided tour” books about military units. These include Submarine (1993), Armored Cav (1994), Fighter Wing (1995), Marine (1996), Airborne (1997), Carrier (1999), and Special Forces (2001), all published by Berkley Books. He also is the award-winning co-designer of Supermarina I and Supermarina II (Clash of Arms Games, 1996 and 1997), naval wargames based upon Larry Bond’s award-winning Command at Sea game system.

Gresham’s book DEFCON-2 (with Norman Polmar), is a new single-volume history of the Cuban Missile Crisis and was published by John Wiley & Sons in 2006. His latest book, Beyond Hell and Back (2007, with Dwight Jon Zimmerman), describes seven key U.S. special operations missions. He is currently working on a pair of books, one on post-9/11 Medal of Honor recipients, and the other on the F-22A Raptor fighter. He has provided interviews, commentary, research, screenwriting, and production assistance for various documentary series produced for TLC and the History, Military, New York Times, Discovery, and National Geographic channels. His most recent book, Uncommon Valor, covering six Medal of Honor recipients and their deeds in Iraq and Afghanistan, is co-authored with Dwight Jon Zimmerman.

Among other things, we’ll ask John about the writing process, his work on behalf of the US military and the upcoming sequestration and austerity measures.

Not sure how to participate in a Twitter Chat? Simply log on to Twitter at 11 a.m. on February 21, search for the #Writestream hashtag and join in the conversation, making sure to include #Writestream in every tweet.

For more information on Twitter Chats, check out this post from The Social Media Coach.

In addition to weekly Thursday #Writestream Twitter Chats, I am launching the Writestream Blog Talk Radio series in early March, which will include a weekly #MilitaryMonday broadcast, hosted by John D. Gresham. Every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Eastern, I’ll be hosting #Writestream with Dariaanne. Upcoming guests include authors Carla Salvo, Bill Chandler, Resa LaRu Kirkland and Kender MacGowan, among others.

Stay tuned for details…and keep on writing!


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