An Introduction and Some Information

B-17 Crew

Welcome to my new blog, which will be about my novel, On the Wings of Morning. Otto Kerchner is a young boy growing up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin in the 1930’s. He doesn’t like living on a farm: he wants more than anything to fly like his hero Charles Lindbergh.

Otto realizes his dream of becoming a pilot at an early age and then World War II begins, and he ends up as a B-17 pilot based in England flying missions against targets on the Continent.

I’ll keep you posted on the progress of the novel, which is presently being read by some pre-publication readers. I hope to have it published by April or May. In the meantime, I’ll use this blog to write about how the novel came to be written, the changes I made as I went along, and plans for sequels. I hope you’ll enjoy these insights into the “back story,” and that you’ll read On the Wings of Morning when it comes out!


About huckfinn47

I taught high school English for 32 years, all at Robinson High School in Fairfax, VA. My students called me "Mr. V," and I was fortunate to have some terrific young people in my classes. I have made contact with some of them, particularly on Facebook, and enjoy seeing what they're up to. My other nickname, given to me by our then assistant pastor Jim Vaught, is Lieutenant Dan, after the Gary Sinise character in Forrest Gump, one of my favorite movies. I never got anywhere near military service, so the name is somewhat ironic. I greatly admire our troops and respect their sacrifices. On the Wings of Morning is my first novel worth talking about.
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