Local author wins award

No Ordinary Soldier: My Father’s Two Wars, by McCormick resident Liz Gilmore Williams was honored as a Finalist in the military history genre in the 2018 International Book Awards (IBA) on May 27, 2018. Her book was one of 400 honored in 90 genres, which surpassed more than 2,000 entries worldwide. The IBA awards are on the Publishers Weekly list of competitions for authors to enter. Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest, said the awards, “The 2018 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the world…. IBA’s success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.” Ms. Williams’s book depicts the experiences of her father’s WW II experiences, including the bombing of Pearl Harbor and his duty on other Pacific outposts. It is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She also presents a talk on WW II in the Central Pacific as a speaker for South Carolina’s Humanities Out Loud program. Her web site is at http://www.noordinarysoldier.com/.

Submitted by Liz Williams