Author Interview: Kent Hinckley, Author of Hearts, Minds, and Coffee

Author Interview: Kent Hinckley, Author of Hearts, Minds, and Coffee

AUTHOR KENT HINCKLEY: “Hearts, Minds, and Coffee” is my first novel. I have written short stories, travel pieces, and a play entitled “The Interrogators” that won an award in the Writers Digest annual contest. I love non-fiction, history, as well as mysteries, thrillers, and especially espionage novels. My experience in Vietnam and living in Taipei [...]

Chapter Excerpt from Hearts, Minds, and Coffee, a Vietnam Peace Odyssey by Kent Hinckley

Chapter Excerpt from <em>Hearts, Minds, and Coffee, a Vietnam Peace Odyssey</em> by Kent Hinckley

Chapter excerpt from Hearts, Minds, and Coffee,  a Vietnam Peace Odyssey by author Kent Hinckley:   Chapter 1 –   January 13, 1970     From a remote valley in the highlands near Pleiku, Second Lieutenant Slater Marshall and three enlisted men took cover behind an earthen rampart. Lying prone on the cool ground one hour before sunrise, the Special [...]

A new hero: King George VI

A new hero: King George VI

By guest blogger Kent Hinckley, author of Hearts, Minds, and Coffee.   I was born during the reign of Britain’s King George VI but knew him only from his face on postage stamps contained in my paltry collection. In college, I developed a passion for history. Somehow I overlooked King George VI while I focused on [...]

Who are your favorite authors?

Who are your favorite authors?

By guest blogger Kent Hinckley, author of Hearts, Minds, and Coffee.   Someone asked me who were my favorite authors? A tough question since I enjoyed so many. As I thought about it, I realized that I enjoyed different authors at different periods in my life, and I recommend that you take a little time to [...]

John Dobbyn — Book Review

John Dobbyn — Book Review

By guest blogger Kent Hinckley, author of Hearts, Minds, and Coffee.   I enjoy reading books by new authors. I seek them out by searching Amazon, Goodreads, browsing library shelves, and paying attention to word of mouth. But I found one another way. At Thrillerfest 2012, a writer’s conference in New York, I attended a [...]

Chapter excerpt: 10 Things I Wish I Knew In High School by Sarah E. Galimore

Chapter excerpt: <em>10 Things I Wish I Knew In High School</em> by Sarah E. Galimore

About the book, 10 Things I Wish I Knew In High School:  Colleges and employers continue to grapple with the fact that students in the United States are not prepared for the demands of higher education and the workforce. Students scramble to figure out where to go to school, how to get in, what to study, and [...]

Author Profile: Sarah E. Galimore

Author Profile: Sarah E. Galimore

About the author of 10 Things I Wish I Knew In High School, Sarah E. Galimore:  Sarah Galimore is the founder of an online educational community dedicated to providing affordable, comprehensive and forward-thinking academic and career planning services. For the past ten years Sarah has worked in a variety of roles, garnering diverse experience in market research, [...]

The Future of Education: Do You See What I See?

The Future of Education: Do You See What I See?

My sister is an elementary school teacher. For years, the stories she’s shared about life in the classroom with her impressionable little charges, have been a source of humor and pure joy for me and my family. The things her students say and do are simply hilarious. At the same time, some of the stories [...]

The 3 R’s of College Debt: Rising Costs, Risks, and Returns

The 3 R’s of College Debt: Rising Costs, Risks, and Returns

Loaded down. Enormous. Crushing. Bankrupting. Stressful. Problematic. These are words often used in conjunction with descriptions of one of the most important investments we will ever make. Before we even contemplate owning a house, buying our dream car, the wedding and honeymoon, and any other major expense, most of us have already committed thousands of [...]

Take a Hit and Get Back Up

Take a Hit and Get Back Up

How often does life progress according to plan? When faced with this question, I think most people would respond in a similar fashion – it doesn’t!  Life rarely progresses according to a plan. I’ve learned to expect bumps along the way and that it’s important to have a reservoir of strength to navigate the rocky [...]

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