Tuesday, June 2, 2015
News from the World of Publishing . . . THE HAPPY LIFE OF PRESTON KATT by J. J. Zerr
If you look closely at the photo on the left, you'll notice three things:
The smile on Jack Zerr's face
The logo on his tee-shirt that says, "I love the smell of jet fuel in the morning."
The copy of his latest novel, "The Happy Life of Preston Katt."
Recently Jack generously handed out copies of his novel to members of the Coffee and Critique writing group, and I read my copy right away.
Zerr's military fiction novel, which opens on the Island of Oahu on December 7, 1941, is the story of Seaman First Class Preston Katt's heroic adventures during World War II.
As the story unfolds, we learn about the daily grind of Navy life, as well as Katt's struggle with guilt and insecurities and his strong and sustaining faith.
As a Navy combat aviator and Vietnam veteran, Zerr writes with authority and compassion. His vivid writing, strong characterization, and attention to detail make The Happy Life of Preston Katt a compelling read.
If you would like to read my complete review of Jack's latest novel, visit the Coffee and Critique blog.
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