Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Military Hero (part 2) - Getting Ready for the RT Booklovers Convention

The second military workshop at the RT Booklovers' Convention (link) is hosted by four members of the RomVets (link),

Not Every Man in Uniform is a Navy SEAL

What about heroes—and heroines—in other hot military professions? Join these RomVets: military veterans-turned-romance authors, who put down the sword and picked up the pen. Learn about other military career fields; where to research military characters; typical military lifestyles, including deployments; and what it’s like to be a female in today’s military. Find out how to create military characters without enlisting — or doing a single push-up!

Event Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Heather, Lacey, Merline, and Tamara will be participating in the 12th Annual SOS Aloha Military Tribute on Thursday, May 14, 0830 (just before the miltiary workshop).  Check out this link for more information about the military and free tickets.  

The panelists are seeking feeback.  For readers, who is your favorite flavor of hero?  For authors, do you have any questions for the panel?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.   Comments are open through Saturday, March 21.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, March 22.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

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  1. THanks for the shout out, Kim! I'll pass the word about this blog! Hugs!

  2. Favorite flavor of hero is anyone who helps another person. That is a real hero to me. Something very simple like buying the person in line behind a cup of coffee is a hero to me. Picking up garbage, helping shovel snow all are special to me.

  3. If you want adventure and action, the SEALS and Rangers or for that matter any combat unit is sort of where you need to go. You could do some stories involving the JAG office, dog handlers, medical facilities, and any number of other units. Personal interest stories rather than action and adventure could work in lots of areas.

  4. Great pic, lie all

  5. I like alpha heros who have a soft spot for animals.

  6. I like that show JAG - a story about a military lawyer would be good.

  7. So far, I've got a heroine who was a USMC combat engineer (my first book), a hero who was Royal Marines (my second book), one who was an Army signals NCO (future book), and a husband (real life!) who was USAF maintenance/quality assurance. Each of them has their own appeal -- not the least of which is just how sexy it can be to have a military guy who can wire a home network on the fly!