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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Letters to Loretta From the Radio Shack - Author Spotlight and Feature

Read the rare and recently discovered real time letters between Sal, age 19, and Loretta, age 15, during the final terrifying three years of World War II, 1943-1945. Both from the Douglas Park neighborhood in Chicago, the two adolescents discuss with humor and candor, the Navy, war, politics, hit music, life back home and their relationship.

Sal nicknamed Slabby for his movie star good looks, deciphers code out of the Navy’s radio shack on a minesweeper in the Pacific. Loretta monikered Duchess for her aloofness, lives with aunts and her widowed father, while holding day jobs and enjoying an active social life with friends. Letters to Loretta from the Radio Shack lets you experience World War II, both in battle and on the home front, through the eyes of adolescents in a way that Hollywood has never portrayed.

You can purchase a copy of the novel by visiting these online retailers.


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Laura Lynn Ashworth - Author Bio:

Laura Lynn Ashworth is an award-winning copywriter and political cartoonist. While helping an elderly family member with veterans administration paperwork, she ran across “the letters” and instantly knew of their rarity, freshness and historical significance. Although she received three publishing contracts within two months of sending the letters to major publishers, Ashworth decided to publish them herself on the advice of best-selling authors. She currently lives and works in a northwest suburb of Chicago. 

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To see more reviews or author interviews on the Pump Up Your Book Tour, please click any of the links below: 

Tour Schedule:

January 5
Book reviewed at Rainy Day Reviews
January 6
Book featured at 3 Partners in Shopping
January 7
Book featured at Reviews From the Heart
January 8
Guest blogging at What is That Book About
January 9
Book featured at The Dark Phantom
January 12
Interviewed at Review From Here
January 14
Interviewed at The Writer’s Life
January 15
Interviewed and Guest blogging at Carpe Librum
January 19
Interviewed at Literal Exposure
January 20
Book featured at I’m Shelf-ish
January 22
Guest blogging at Bent Over Bookwords
January 23
Book featured at The Literary Nook
January 26
Book reviewed at Navy Wife, Navy Life
January 27
Interviewed at Niume
January 28
Book reviewed at Manners and Mayhem
January 29
Book featured at The Revolving Bookshelf
January 30


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