Meyer Releases 10th Anniversary eBook Edition of The Protected Will Never Know

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Protected Will Never Know

The Protected Will Never Know

Entering the Army in June of 1969 and “In Country” by November, there began Don Meyer’s journey. Vietnam was more than just a war; it was also the oppressive heat of the jungle, the bugs and mosquitoes, the snakes, the swamps and rice paddies, the monsoon rains and the constant grind of “Humping the Boonies.”

Surviving Vietnam was more than dodging a bullet; it was about surviving your Tour of Duty with your mind and body still intact.

In this 10th anniversary eBook edition of The Protected Will Never Know (ISBN 9780983761051 and ASIN B005J0ZM2W), author Don Meyer recalls his experiences in Vietnam and all the horrors of war. The eBook can be purchased now from’s Kindle Store and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Store.

Additionally, the book will soon be available in the Kobo eBook Store, the Apple iBookstore, and the Google eBookstore.

Don Meyer is an author and a speaker. In addition to his non-fiction memoir, Meyer has authored four novels.

Golembeski Releases The Gospel According to Dara

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Gospel According to Dara

The Gospel According to Dara

It’s 1980. Ronald Reagan is running for president, greed is good, and Franklin Fletcher wants to build a high-rise apartment complex on his deceased aunt’s estate.

There’s just one problem. Mrs. Fletcher’s will states that Franklin cannot destroy the old oak trees on her property until her basset hound and all his descendents are dead.

So begins a race against time, money, the power of politics, and an old basset hound’s lack of desire as music student Joshua Toss and some friends fight to preserve Mrs. Fletcher’s oak trees amid the backdrop of 1980s greed.

Bill Golembeski’s second novel, The Gospel According to Dara (ISBN: 978-0984077373) is now available from Two Peas Publishing. Golembeski is a teacher and also author of the novel The English Setter Dance.

The Gospel According to Dara can be purchased by booksellers from the Two Peas Store and by individuals from retailers, such as

Don Meyer Releases Uncle Denny

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Uncle Denny

Uncle Denny

A major heist gone bad.

One crew blaming the other.

A hit man sent to settle the score.

And somehow all this is about to play out in Sheriff Tom Monason’s town, which just happens to be right in the middle of a blinding snow storm.

Uncle Denny (ISBN: 9780984077397), the third and final installment of the Sheriff Tom Monasaon trilogy by Don Meyer, is now available from Two Peas Publishing. Meyer is the author of five books, including Winter Ghost and McKenzie Affair, the first two books of the trilogy. He is also the author of the novel Jennifer’s Plan and the Vietnam War memoir The Protected Will Never Know.

Uncle Denny is the first book in the trilogy to be released in Nook format. It is also available in trade paperback format, on the Amazon Kindle, and as a Google eBook.

Young Woman’s Civil War Memoir
Published For War’s Sesquicentennial

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Genteel Spy

A Genteel Spy

For years, Virginia artist Judith Riker Damon has been the bearer of a family secret: her great-grandmother, Martha Broyles Royce, was a spy for the Confederacy in Franklin, Tenn., during the Civil War. And she used the hem of her 7-year-old daughter Betsey’s dress to send secret messages to her neighbors that contained information about Union troop movements.

Soon after, Betsey’s idyllic young life was shattered.

First, her father Moses enlisted with Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood’s army. Then Martha, Betsey, and Betsey’s younger sister Sally were forced into exile from Franklin after Union forces uncovered evidence of Martha’s spying.

Alone and facing an uncertain future, the Royce women began an arduous two-year odyssey through the tattered Southern landscape of the American Civil War. Out of those experiences came Betsey’s memoir, A Genteel Spy, which Betsey penned while in college, 10 years after the events it chronicles. Her manuscript was passed down through the family until Damon decided to edit and illustrate it. With the aid of her husband, Herb Detweiler, she then set about the task of getting the book into print.

“Having taught young people, I felt it is vital to share this more personal side of the Civil War,” Damon explains. “Today’s generations need to understand that wars are fought through the perseverance and sacrifice of those left at home, as well as through soldiers on the battlefield. This is a side of the Civil War which is rarely taught or talked about.”

The story chronicles Martha’s courage and determination to see her family through the trials and devastation of the war. Together, the family endures the destruction of their home, the brutal realities of slavery, the threat of Moses’ execution by the Union army, and the chaotic aftermath of war. Betsey aptly describes her mother as “…a finely tempered steel blade sheathed in a scabbard of white velvet.”

Damon says that it is those true anecdotes, along with Betsey’s narrative, that makes the book much more than a history lesson.

She continues: “A Genteel Spy provides a rare look into the personal lives of a real family during the Civil War: little girls who must learn to play outdoors between practice firings of cannons over their heads; taking refuge in the cellar when a battle surrounds their house; salvaging guns from the battlefield afterward; and finally, being exiled by the Yankees from their beloved home and friends when their mother is revealed as a spy for the Confederates. Grandmother’s memoir reads more like a novel, with full dialogue and ‘stranger than fiction’ characters.”

Sometimes funny, sometimes nostalgic, but always honest, Betsey’s chronicle offers a unique insight into civilian life during America’s bloodiest conflict. It serves as a reminder that sometimes, in the darkest hours, faith and determination are all that stand between life and death.

A Genteel Spy (ISBN: 9780984077380) is published by Two Peas Publishing in Columbia, Tenn. It is available for retail purchase online through,, and Booksellers can purchase A Genteel Spy directly from

Bill Golembeski Releases The English Setter Dance

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The English Setter Dance

The English Setter Dance

There’s more to life than calculating the price of an apple in a high school math problem.

That’s what soulful high school graduate Peter Barooke hopes is the case, anyway, as he sets out in 1974 to find The Revolution, the true meaning of his existence amid the Wisconsin wilderness that surrounds his uncle’s empty cabin in the woods.

Peter arrives at the cabin only to find that a local rock ‘n’ roll band and their English setter have already taken up a temporary residence there. As he comes to know the group and its leader’s songs and philosophies on the meaning of existence, Peter believes he has finally found his Revolution and the kindred spirits he longed for back in high school.

He soon discovers, however, that even The Revolution has a price, and it’s quite a bit more than that of an apple.

Two Peas Publishing is proud to announce the release of The English Setter Dance by Bill Golembeski. Golembeski is a teacher and also the author of the forthcoming novel The Gospel According to Dara. The English Setter Dance is his first novel. His winking, familiar prose provides the framework for a story that is all about the search for a universal meaning of life. From Peter Barooke’s helpless role as observer to Rock ‘n’ Roll Randy’s peculiar dialogue and Richard Lamm’s gentle, revolutionary leadership, Golembeski has created a world that anyone who remembers the early 1970s will recognize. It is a world full of rock music, love, war, and soul-searching; and a dancing English setter named Lola.

The English Setter Dance is available for retail purchase through and for purchase by booksellers at



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