Owensboro Messenger Inquirer

by admin on August 11, 2010

Fulkerson’s book recognized

By Suzi Bartholomy, Messenger-Inquirer
Published: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 12:26 AM CDT

Last October, when Owensboro Catholic High School graduate Norman Fulkerson talked about the release of “An American Knight,” he said writing it was like running a marathon.

MWSA Gold MedalHe recently won a gold medal for his run of words and will be presented his prize at the Military Writers Society of America conference Sept. 30-Oct. 3 in Pittsburgh. MWSA is an association of more than 800 authors, poets, and artists whose common bond is the military.

A review of Fulkerson’s book by MWSA is at http://militarywriters.com/bookstore_titles.html. The reviewer wrote: “Seldom does a book’s story live up to its potential; ‘An American Knight’ was much more than just a true tale about an American hero. This book delivers the riveting life experiences of a real hero without any worry about being politically correct in today’s world.”

“This is a way of getting the book noticed,” Fulkerson said of his membership in MWSA. He said he was a little concerned that the ultraconservative views of the book’s hero, Col. John W. Ripley, would be a negative with the society’s founder and critic, Bill McDonald.

McDonald wrote: “I did not agree with all of what John stood for with regards to his social beliefs but I have to admire his ability to cut through all the superfluous and get right to the point regardless of what the results would be to his career. He was someone that we veterans could admire. He was always true to his self and to his personal beliefs what more can we ask of anyone.”

Fulkerson’s book is available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon websites where 30 readers have left comments on “An American Knight.”

Fulkerson is a contributing editor for American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Prop Crusade Magazine with a circulation of 130,000.

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