Milspeak Publishers, a veterans publishing function chaired by Sally Drumm, GySgt USMC, Ret., has nominated the 21 short stories crafted by Tom Sheehan of Saugus, MA in his newest book, The Westering, for a National Book Award. The stories tell of the pioneering of those who came from many countries, many customs, many cultures, and brought much of that mix with them to create the American West as we now know it. Their pursuits, their dreams, and the harsh life they entered are gathered in The Westering – a search for new footholds, new visions, new adventures. They came from all over the globe carrying visions that drove them onward; and in these pursuits they rose, they fell, they faulted, they were often exalted or saluted, they served, and many survived the harshest rigors presented by a new land and its demands. Master storyteller Tom Sheehan captures these characters and their stories with vigor, compassion, and love of craft that brings the past to life while leaving readers aching to discover their own frontiers.
The Westering and Sheehan’s previous eBook from Milspeak, Korean Echoes, are available from the publisher at http://www.milspeak.org/milspeak/MilSpeak_Books_Catalog.html and from Smashwords and partners throughout the world at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/milspeak and at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/the-westering?keyword=the+westering&store=allproducts , the Barnes & Noble site.