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Norwich Ranger in the ’93 Battle of Mogadishu – FREE

If you're interested in a brief firsthand account of the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu from a '89 Norwich Grad - Chalk 2 is FREE for the next few days. It you download it - consider leaving a review on Amazon when you're finished reading. The reviews mean a lot for [...]

April 14th, 2015|

Celebrating The Norwich University Corps of Cadets Ring

Gary Appleby '90 recently created a Facebook Page celebrating the history of the Norwich University Corps of Cadets Ring and the alumni who wear it. The page also provides Corps alumni with a central location to share pictures and stories about their Rings. I've lost count of the number of loyal Corps grads [...]

April 7th, 2015|

Real World Advice For Transitioning Veterans

“Do you have any advice for me, as I'm about to finish college this summer and looking to enter the workforce? I'm hoping to translate intelligence analyst into business operations analyst type positions. I have a solid resume, and I honestly think I will be fine if I can get into an interview, but that's its own hurdle. I also don't want to undervalue myself by applying for a job below my level of experience. Thanks in advance for any advice or words of encouragement you could provide!” – “Joe”

March 17th, 2015|

A Quick Favor

Between Veteran's Day and Christmas 2014 I gave away almost 2,000 eBook copies of Norwich Heroes and Buck the System. If you've read any of my books please consider leaving a review on Amazon. Thoughtful reviews help tremendously with book/author rankings and search results. Here's an easy link: http://tinyurl.com/mx4hxho Thanks for taking a few [...]

February 15th, 2015|

A FREE Book for Christmas!

Ho! Ho! Ho!...Celebrate Christmas with a FREE copy of "Buck the System: Stop Marking Time and Start Making Noise." Click the cover below to download your FREE ebook directly from Amazon. Please share this so nobody misses out and consider leaving a review on Amazon after you read the book. Merry Christmas to [...]

December 25th, 2014|

40% off Paperback Copies of Norwich Matters and Norwich Heroes!

Paperback copies of Norwich Matters and Norwich Heroes are 40% off starting right now until the end of Cyber Monday or inventory runs out. Both books normally retail at $9.99 each - sale price is just $5.99 plus shipping! Order now and your discounted books will arrive in plenty of time before Christmas. If [...]

November 26th, 2014|

Norwich History on the Road!

This is a great opportunity for anyone who lives close to Danvers, MA. I've donated a bunch of books for those who bring their Rook Books and the Alumni Association will have coins for all who attend. - Randy When: Thursday, December 11, 2014 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM Location: The Hardcover Restaurant 15 [...]

November 23rd, 2014|

A Free Book on Veteran’s Day

UPDATED Thursday, November 13th: A remarkable 598 free copies of my book "Norwich Heroes" were downloaded in just 24 hours from Amazon on Veteran's Day. Thank you! I'm thrilled that so many people are interested in the gripping and inspirational battlefield stories from our exceptional Norwich grads. If you were [...]

November 10th, 2014|

Time for Norwich to Change its Tune?

There is nothing like gathering with fellow grads, current students, parents, and friends of the university for a Norwich event - especially on the Hill during the brief Fall months. Eager spectators mingle on the sidelines as the artillery section mans its guns and the biggest Corps of Cadets in history forms [...]

October 21st, 2014|

How to Build a Following

True or False: After you publish your book you should work on building and nurturing a following. Answer: False. The time to start building your following is long before you publish the book (i.e. right now). If you endure the writer’s journey and then merely release your work to the world without first building a following, it’s likely that your work (no matter how good it is) will be met by the sound of crickets.

October 7th, 2014|