My husband, Larry, writes this month’s blog. He served as a surface warfare officer in two guided missile destroyers, a guided missile cruiser, and a fleet frigate. Ashore he served in Naval Intelligence in Japan, on the Chief of Naval Operations’ staff in the Pentagon, with the Defense Nuclear Agency in Hawaii and Albuquerque, and as the first commanding officer of
Jennifer Jeffries, the protagonist in The Witness, was the victim of a brutal attack during a visit to London. Her physical injuries healed slowly, but the emotional damage she suffered was even more difficult and enduring.
As Winston Churchill said, “Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy, an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then a master and then a tyrant. And just before you are reconciled to your fate