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Art Imitating Life

Or is it: Life Imitating Art? Full circle actually. Chapter 22 of Project Seven Alpha is about Ding Hoa, a puppy adopted by the pilots flying the hump in WWII. Ding was found living near a DC-3 fuselage converted to

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2012 a Fantastic Year!

I’ve been very fortunate in my writing career thus far, (although I have recently lost the first 5 chapters of my fourth novel, with no copies) and 2012 was a fantastic year. In fact my best year as a writer

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Discovery Channel’s Curiosity Series: Plane Crash; where is Big Flo (Boeing 727)?

Regular readers of Airways Magazine got the inside story of Discovery Channel’s Documentary Plane Crash. The article series included everything except where Big Flo (B-727) ended up. Here she is; recycled as a future restaurant. That came as quite a

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Emergency: aircraft out of fuel.

Flying up from Palm Beach to Chicago today I heard some chatter on guard frequency. Guard is frequency 121.5 on VHF, all aircraft monitor it while in flight. Over the years I have heard various emergencies; engine failures etc. Today

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70 years ago; Japanese aircraft were airborne en-route to Pearl Harbor

A day that continues to live in infamy. As a Naval Aviator I rendered honors many times to the USS Arizona as the ship I was on entered or sortied from Pearl Harbor. For Navy personnel it will always be

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Project 7 Alpha back on Amazon best seller list!

Apparently the new Amazon Authors page works! It has put my first novel (Project Seven Alpha; American Airlines in Burma 1942) back on an Amazon BSL at number 81…for Myanmar. Didn’t even know one existed for Myanmar; but I’ll take

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A single-source site from Amazon

Amazon has put together a fantastic site for authors. It puts everything on a single page: All of my books (traditional+kindle), blog, twitter, youtube video, bio, everything in one place. Put it in your favorites: https://www.amazon.com/author/lelandshanle It is no wonder

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VENGEANCE goes VIRAL!

Okay, VIRAL might be a stretch. However, the VENGEANCE PROMO has surpassed 1,000 hits on youtube. I’m told that is a major milestone for a book promo. Check it out; it’s only 57 seconds.

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End Game, in editing process

End Game in the Pacific; the second novel in the War in Pacific Trilogy (Vengeance 2/2011, End Game 1/2012, A Race With Infamy, 6/2012), is in edit. p7a Publishing has set a 1/2012 date. However, for my loyal readers I

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Best month for VENGEANCE ever!

Vengeance at Midway and Guadalcanal has had it’s best month in sales ever! The e-book version of Vengeance has caught fire; the traditionally published version is also doing well. The youtube promo is catching on and getting hits. It really

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