About Ron Tousignant:
During the Second World War 1941 to 1945, I had 5 brothers who served with distinction. My mother hung a 5 star flag in the parlor window. Across the street, the Ferguson family had their eldest son Kenneth in the U S ARMY AIR CORPS. THIS IS HIS STORY as a cadet, an officer and copilot of a B-24 Liberator Bomber, over Europe.
Ken flew 50 bombing missions during his tour. He rotated back to the US in November 1944.
Sadly, he was killed in a training flight in March 1945, 2 months before the European war ended.
I compiled his story from letters saved by the family, that he wrote over a four year period. My volume contains the letters the family wrote to him in return.
I published this volume as a MEMORIAL to this FALLEN HERO OF WW II
What inspires you to write?
It is known now that the brave military people of WW II are the GREATEST GENERATION. I am inspired to write about this generation to pass on its values to the present and future generations.
Tell us about your writing process.
I put all material at hand, namely the letters back and forth, and a lot of related documents in a chronological order, then assembled all in a timely flowing manner.
It is a personal story of wartime activity that flows to give a total period picture of a young soldier’s life.
What advice would you give other writers?
Please use proper English and correct grammar and sentence structure. Newsprint is full of disastrously incorrect and poor language. Unfortunately, our language seeks the line of least resistance, and no effort is made to write and speak properly.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
It is my effort to pass on the wonderful history of this GREATEST GENERATION, so the world can see how society was at that time. I love my material which reflects life on a personal basis. I was inspired to tell the world what this war was from the point of view of a 19 to 21 year old officer doing his part. When I was presented with a box of letters, I read them, put them in chronological order, and discovered that, all told, a history was unfolding and it had to be published to the world.
Here I want to give credit and acknowledge my co-writer, Lila Ferguson Christman, who is the youngest sibling of Ken Ferguson, my book’s main character.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think books in print will survive the electronic age. Today’s books will be tomorrow’s treasures. Libraries will live on and remain great institutions.
What do you use?: Co-writer
What genres do you write?: Non-Fiction, Historical, Biographic
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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