Cape Girardeau, MO, August 2,2022– Gregory Stout, author released “Connor’s War” on July 29th. Greg who is a finalist for a Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and the featured artist of the Missouri Arts Council has announced the Book release of “Connor’s War” on July 29th.
The novel is based in the Vietnam era about a 15 year old boy who faces being shipped off the remotest part of the Kansas flat land. “How do leave all you friends from a sophisticated San Francisco area High School and even being a Navy brat, this exile to the flatlands will not have a good outcome” asks Greg. Greg weaves the story around the fact that Connor, the protagonist, has a father who is a US Navy Commander who is shot down in Vietnam and is missing-in-action, whose fate is unknown and a young boy whose Mother as a US Navy Officer in Nursing is transferred to Japan for her medical expertise. Is Connor safe traveling alone on a passenger train to a small town in Kansas? Connor headed into the unknown to live with an unknown grandfather, who is a circuit court judge.
This novel addresses some common issues that teenagers face such as separation anxiety, death and young love, problems, which are a common issue amongst military families. Greg said “I wrote the book because I felt there weren’t enough young adult male books that dealt with real life controversies.”
About Greg Stout
Greg Stout is the author of Gideon’s Ghost, a young adult novel set in small-town America in the mid-1960s, and Lost Little Girl, a detective novel set in Nashville, Tennessee. He has also written 22 books on the history of American railroads. The first title, Route of the Eagles, a history of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, was released in 1995. A complete listing of Greg Stout’s published works can be found at www.gregorystoutauthor.com.
Greg resides with wife and two cats, Wallace and Gromit, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where as a member of the Heartland Writers Guild and the Southeast Missouri Writers Guild. The second novel for Beacon Publishing Group, Connor’s War, was released in July 2022. The second Jackson Gamble mystery for Level Best Books, The Gone Man, is scheduled for release in October 2022.
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