Michael Lund grew up in Rolla, Missouri, holds a PhD in literature from Emory University, and is Professor Emeritus of English at Longwood University in Virginia. He is the author of the Route 66 Novel Series, including Growing Up on Route 66 (1999); Route 66 to Vietnam: A Draftee's Story (2004), and eight other novels about Route 66, all published by BeachHouse Books. Michael served in the U.S. Army, 1969-1971. Michael's short story collection, HOW TO NOT TELL A WAR STORY, was recently released by MilSpeak Books. The title story will appear in WAR, LITERATURE AND THE ARTS: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE HUMANITIES, VOLUME 24, 2012.
HOW TO NOT TELL A WAR STORY is a collection of short stories about veterans who went to war but left without a war story to tell. Forty years after their experience, these veterans begin asking if there is something more to say about their military service. Among other things, they come to appreciate the lovers, friends, and family who helped them shape a new post-war identity.