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A PERSONAL NOTE FROM JEFF

Like most of you, my family is celebrating Thanksgiving this year in a very different way than we're accustomed to.  Like so many of you, my hope is that we can find our way through this pandemic, and return to a normal life.  I have a feeling that once that happens we won't take for granted how much we have missed closeness with our relatives, or a life without masks.  (Not to mention going out to eat in our favorite restaurants.)  BUT- that being said, the "Thanks" I feel this year is for the front line medical workers, those people who put their health, and indeed their lives on the line for the rest of us every day.  There was a time (2001 in particular) when we were suddenly aware just what kind of sacrifice that police and fire men and women performed, to help keep us safe.  So, now, add the medical workers as well.  

I've mentioned this before: I know what a difficult summer this has been, and I never take for granted that my job allows me the luxury of working out of my own home.  I can only wish all of you a safe and healthy rest of the year, and, like you, I hope that this pandemic will be conquered, and I am extremely optimistic that the vaccines being developed will be the solution. 

For the past few months I have been writing my new manuscript, dealing with the Battle of Midway.  Many have asked, but I have NOT watched either of the Hollywood productions of this story, and I have no idea how much, if any, overlap there might be between the films and the characters in my book.  We'll see.  The book is scheduled to be released next May, assuming I can complete the work by the first of next year.

Thank you to all who purchased an autographed copy of the Pearl Harbor story, "To Wake The Giant"!  I keep a pretty good supply of all my books, going back to the beginning, so if you can't find a certain title somewhere else, please let me know.  As always, I autograph everything sent from here.  If you buy a book, there is a prominent place in the Shopping Cart where you can let me know if you wish any sort of personalization, or just my signature and the date. 

    Please note the email link in the upper right corner- "contactjeffshaara@gmail.com"  I look forward to hearing from you, whether input (or criticism) of any of my work, or just a friendly hello.  I promise, I read every email you send, and I respond to as many as I can (even the grumpy ones).  It might take me a little while, but if possible, you’ll hear from me.

I hope you and your family remain safe and healthy- and I wish you all the happiest (and healthiest) of Holidays!  

Jeff Shaara

November 25, 2020