B Douglas Slack Profile

Gold Writer BadgeGold Writer BadgeGold Writer BadgeGold Writer BadgeGold Writer BadgeSilver Writer BadgeSilver Writer BadgeSilver Writer BadgeSilver Writer Badge


B Douglas Slack

Location: Beavercreek, OH, United States

Gender: M

Member Since: January 2012

Last online: August 2020

Open for read requests: No

Subscribe to B Douglas Slack's portfolio via RSS

News

Last Updated Jun 29, 2020

Still blocked

Still blocked, but not as bad as before. I've managed to edit nine chapters of "Snowbound" in hopes of maybe publishing it. I really want to do my sequel, but can't find the motivation. Mabe it's the lack of good sales. Self-promotion is a bear when you can't get out to meet and greet people. Heck, the library is just now opening up for a limited amount of people at a time. I'm not complaining, though. I'm in the high-risk groups and I take very precaution I can.

Bill

 

 

 


Featured by author

Profile Information

My first two novels, "You Only Love Twice" and "The Long Trek Home", are available on Amazon under B Douglas Slack. The Long Trek Home is intended to be the first book of a trilogy.

Fully retired now (at 76) and enjoying my leisure time by doing what I've always wanted to do - write.  I have a Wordpress account at Tom1950.wordpress.com.  I used to have a Facebook account, but they kept changing stuff around and I got disgusted with them so I quit..  Although I haven't done much on my Wordpress account, it does have a lot of my earlier works done up in blog style.  That blogging effort has now become "Life - Such as it Was".  The picture accompanying the autobiography is my picture from my 1957 Bitburg American High School, Germany yearbook "Contrails". I am married and have been for over 54 years.

I got to thinking about my experiences in Vietnam and wrote the story "The Gift of Life" in tribute to a couple of my friends. I spent 20 years in the service of my country and I'm damned proud of it.  In the '60's, I was looked on as something that crawled out from under a rock. But now, due to more enlightened public opinion, I wanted to do more than just talk about it.  In view of that, I display my "fruit salad", my medal bar, here for all to see.  It isn't bragging, it's simply pride in a job I did well.

If you're curious as to what they all mean, here you go (left to right & top to bottom):

Navy Unit Commendation (3 awards) : Meritorious Unit Commendation (3 awards)

Navy Good Conduct (4 awards @ 4 years each) : National Defense : Armed Forces Expeditionary

Vietnam Service Medal (4 awards of >120 days each) : Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal : US Navy Expert Rifleman

The scroll on the RVN Campaign Medal is inscribed "1960 -- " to signify it never really 'ended'.

Published Books

This is a library of books and writings that B Douglas Slack has published on Amazon.com.

Quickees

This is where you can leave a short message for the writer. All Quickees are public. To leave a private message, use the private messaging system.

If you want to write a quickee (a remark or a hint for example) on this writer's profile, please sign in.

Twitter
Booksie 2020 Poetry Contest
Cover for contest - Life In The Time Of Coronavirus Story Project

Fans of B Douglas Slack:

B Douglas Slack is a Fan of:

B Douglas Slack is a member of: