Tyler Tichelaar Interviews Don Meyer

Friday, May 3, 2013

Don Meyer, author of several novels and the Vietnam War memoir The Protected Will Never Know, was recently interviewed by Tyler Tichelaar. Meyer’s latest novel, The American War, recently received the 2012 Tyler R. Tichelaar award for Best Historical Fiction. An excerpt from the interview appears below. To read the full interview see the original article.

The American War is published by Two Peas Publishing and available for purchase in both paperback and ebook editions.


Tyler: Before you wrote “The American War,” you wrote your memoir “The Protected Will Never Know.” What made you decide to write your memoir? Was it cathartic for you?

Don: The Vietnam memoir was actually written back in 1977-on an old Black Royal Manual Typewriter! Starting from a short story I did in a college English class, I had the basis for the idea. In addition, I had a bunch of letters home, notes I salvaged, and of course, my memories that were still fresh, and very raw. It was very emotional to get that all out… and down on paper. From all that material, I started to compile those pieces into what would become a working manuscript. However, as the ’70s came to a close, everyone was done with Vietnam and all the publishers and agents that I sent the manuscript to decided to reject it. I threw that manuscript into a box and forgot about it. Quite a few years later, my daughter found that manuscript and took it to school for a show and tell, and even though I was through with all that, she nagged me to “get it out there,” which I finally did about ten years ago. It was quite interesting to revisit that work so many years later.

Tyler: Do you feel like people are now no longer “past” Vietnam as you said but ready to revisit it? Do you feel the view of it has changed a lot since the 1970s?

Don: Truthfully, I think it is old news, occasionally mentioned when there is an event of some sort. Sure we may have more recognition than we did back then and I’m certainly glad that has translated into better recognition for our current soldiers, but at the end of the day, for most people, it is just a time and place in history. I think you also have to look at the events of the day-not only was there an unpopular war raging, but the county was racked with violence in protest. For many there are lingering wounds, both physically and emotionally, that is best left alone.

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Author Don Meyer Wins 2012 ReaderViews Prize for Historical Fiction

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Two Peas author Don Meyer recently won First Place in the ReaderViews 2012 Literary Award in the category of historical fiction for his novel, The American War. Set both in the American Civil War and in Vietnam, the reader follows Sam Kensington as his soldier duties mysteriously shift between battles in Vietnam in 1969 and Shenandoah Valley in 1864.

In addition to the ReaderViews historical fiction category, Meyer’s novel won the ReaderViews Tyler R. Tichelaar Award for Best Historical Fiction.

The American War is available in both print and ebook formats from Two Peas Publishing.

Don Meyer’s ‘The American War’ Now Available

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The American War

The American War

In the summer of 1969, elements of the 101st Airborne went back to the A Shau Valley in South Vietnam. In the summer of 1864, the 10th Vermont, part of General Ricketts’ Third Division, marched into the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.

Sam Kensington was at both campaigns.

Sam, who is the creation of author Don Meyer, is a Vietnam-era soldier who ultimately finds himself fighting two very different campaigns in two very different wars: one in his present day and one nearly a century in the past. In The American War (ISBN: 9781938271014, Two Peas Publishing), Meyer follows Sam as he fights alongside fellow soldiers in both wars while desperately trying to come to terms with what’s happening to him.

The American War is available from Amazon.com and other retailers in both paperback and eBook formats.

New Science Fiction eBook “Timecast” Now Available

Thursday, January 5, 2012



Haunted by guilt and loneliness after a car accident that left the love of his life indefinitely comatose, an aging high school physical science teacher schemes to restore his wife to health and vitality by using the advanced space-time theories of quantum physics to change history.

Based in part on the speculations and published conjectures of theoretical physicists past and present, Timecast (ISBN: 9780983761082) is a novelette that explores the nature of humanity, companionship, and the individual’s relationship to the universe through one man’s desperate need to set his life on a different path.

An ornery lawn-mowing neighbor and a confused, but concerned, English teacher become the old man’s first experiment and sounding board as he struggles to regain that which he believes his own youthful foolishness robbed him of twenty years before.

Can he set things right? Time will tell.

Timecast is now available for download on Kindle, Nook, and iPad. It will also soon be available as a Google eBook and for Kobo.



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