SPOTLIGHT ON: Andretta Schellinger
How did you get involved in the Authors Supporting Our Troops event?
My friend Laura who is a book reviewer on her blog Little Read Riding Hood invited me to it.
What is your latest release and what genre is it?
“From Knights to Skulls: The Cultural Evolution of Nose Artwork” falls into the realm of Military History Non-Fiction
Quick description of it.
When planes were created, the war time applications were not considered a primary concern. Initially there were nationalistic themes placed on the planes for visibility. These soldiers brought different backgrounds and opinions to the war effort. What started as a way to remain visible soon became a way to express feelings and emotions. These designers were culturally important to the crews as well as to the overall culture of the country of origin. It is this that is important in understanding how culture transcends time and location. While oceans may divide countries from one another, this paper shows that culture crosses the lines between civilian and military life. The analysis from a cultural perspective allows for a unique look into how the military has been altered due to the permeation of civilian culture.
Something unique about it.
There are many books that showcase the photos of nose art but mine is the first to really dig into the cultural surrounding it.
Links for people to buy it.
www.Amazon.com for Print and Kindle
www.Smashwords.com for non kindle electronic.
Your promo links.
www.schellingerresearch.wordpress.com has not only information about my company but links to the two interviews I have done.
Your short Bio.
Andretta Schellinger holds Bachelors in both History and Sociology from Pacific University, Forest Grove Oregon and a Masters in Diplomatic and Military Studies from Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI. While working towards her Master’s degree, Ms. Schellinger worked at the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command which assisted in her love of the military and culture. After being inducted into the Phi Alpha Theta and Pi Gamma Mu Honor Societies, Ms. Schellinger received the Lady of Loreto Award for Excellence while a Family Readiness Group leader for 209th ASB HSC during a 15 month deployment. As part of a small community, Ms. Schellinger is an active member by being part of the local Veteran Advisory Committee and assisting veterans as much as she can. Ms. Schellinger currently lives in Oregon with her husband Jon, daughter Summer, and a zoo to include two cat, two dogs, and five reptiles.