John Podlaski


John served in Vietnam during 1970 and 1971 as an infantryman with both the Wolfhounds of the 25th Division and the 501st Infantry Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, two Air Medals, and a Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He has spent the years since Vietnam working in various management positions within the automotive industry and has recently received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. John is a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 and lives with his wife, Janice, in Sterling Heights, Michigan. They own a 1997 Harley Davidson Heritage and are both members of the Great Lakes Chapter of South East Michigan Harley Owner’s Group. Both retired in 2013 and enjoy not working anymore. John has authored and published two books on Smashwords: "Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel" and "When Can I Stop Running?"

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When Can I Stop Running?
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 41,590. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Two teen soldiers spend a terror-filled night, alone, in a listening post - the military's version of a human early warning system - for the firebase. Visibility in the dense jungle is less than two-feet and imaginations run rampant; every shadow was suspect. As kids, we'd run as fast as we can to escape imaginary or perceived danger, but as soldiers in Vietnam, running is not an option.
Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel - Revised Edition
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 150,530. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
(5.00 from 9 reviews)
When a soldier returns home after a deployment to a war zone, he is changed or different. What causes this? "Cherries" will show readers why change is inevitable...

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Smashwords book reviews by John Podlaski

  • How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks - All for Free on April 13, 2010

    Jason Matthews offers a world of advice in his book and then guides you with step-by-step instructions on how to implement his suggestions. I have found it to be a valuable resource and have followed his guidance to develop a blog/website to introduce and market my new e-book, which will be uploaded at the end of this month. I recommend this to anyone who is looking for additional insight and guidance in marketing your work.