Author Interview: Kent Hinckley, Author of Hearts, Minds, and Coffee

AUTHOR KENT HINCKLEY: “Hearts, Minds, and Coffee” is my first novel. I have written short stories, travel pieces, and a play entitled “The Interrogators” that won an award in the Writers Digest annual contest. I love non-fiction, history, as well as mysteries, thrillers, and especially espionage novels. My experience in Vietnam and living in Taipei [...]

Chapter Excerpt from Hearts, Minds, and Coffee, a Vietnam Peace Odyssey by Kent Hinckley

Chapter excerpt from Hearts, Minds, and Coffee,  a Vietnam Peace Odyssey by author Kent Hinckley:   Chapter 1 –   January 13, 1970     From a remote valley in the highlands near Pleiku, Second Lieutenant Slater Marshall and three enlisted men took cover behind an earthen rampart. Lying prone on the cool ground one hour before sunrise, the Special [...]

The Tragedy of being a Veteran

By guest blogger Kent Hinckley, author of Hearts, Minds, and Coffee. When I researched my Vietnam novel, “Hearts, Minds, and Coffee,” memories surfaced that reignited my anger and frustration at my country’s politicians and appointed officials. They started a war in Vietnam based on trumped up information and then without any scruples made a patriotic call [...]

The Wit of Benjamin Disraeli

By guest blogger Kent Hinckley, author of Hearts, Minds, and Coffee.   Benjamin Disraeli has always fascinated me. He was the only British prime minister of Jewish ancestry although he converted to the Anglican Church at age twelve. In class conscious England in the 19th Century, his rise seems unimaginable. Yet despite being a dandy, an [...]

King George VI – the king’s speech

By guest blogger Kent Hinckley, author of Hearts, Minds, and Coffee. In my previous writing about King George VI of Great Britain who ruled from 1936-1952, I gushed in admiration about his ability to restore the prestige of the crown and to become a symbol of national resistance during World War II. The movie, “The King’s [...]

Book Review — “The War that Ended Peace”

By guest blogger Kent Hinckley, author of Hearts, Minds, and Coffee.   Ever wonder why World War I started? 32,000 books have addressed the issue. School books attribute the four year slaughter to an assassination of an Austrian duke when he visited Serbia. I couldn’t believe one killing could cause so much death and ruin. More [...]

Chapter excerpt: 10 Things I Wish I Knew In High School by Sarah E. Galimore

About the book, 10 Things I Wish I Knew In High School:  Colleges and employers continue to grapple with the fact that students in the United States are not prepared for the demands of higher education and the workforce. Students scramble to figure out where to go to school, how to get in, what to study, and [...]

Author Profile: Sarah E. Galimore

About the author of 10 Things I Wish I Knew In High School, Sarah E. Galimore:  Sarah Galimore is the founder of an online educational community dedicated to providing affordable, comprehensive and forward-thinking academic and career planning services. For the past ten years Sarah has worked in a variety of roles, garnering diverse experience in market [...]

The Future of Education: Do You See What I See?

My sister is an elementary school teacher. For years, the stories she’s shared about life in the classroom with her impressionable little charges, have been a source of humor and pure joy for me and my family. The things her students say and do are simply hilarious. At the same time, some of the stories [...]

The 3 R’s of College Debt: Rising Costs, Risks, and Returns

Loaded down. Enormous. Crushing. Bankrupting. Stressful. Problematic. These are words often used in conjunction with descriptions of one of the most important investments we will ever make. Before we even contemplate owning a house, buying our dream car, the wedding and honeymoon, and any other major expense, most of us have already committed thousands of [...]