L.W. Hewitt


I have coffee most every morning at my "office" - a small table in a 1920s style restaurant and hotel called the Olympic Club in Centralia, Washington. Visitors assume I work there, some think I am the manager. I direct people to the bathrooms - the urinals in this place are a tourist attraction all by themselves. This is where I write. The chaos and atmosphere prep me for the day, and everyone in town knows if you need to talk to me, just drop by the "Oly Club."

Most don't know that I have a master's degree in business, and have run my own technology company for nearly twenty of my last forty working years. I won a national championship on horseback, raced sailboats, wrestled octopus, baby-sat a killer whale, and once was a cook on a salmon purse seiner.

I have read "A Soldier's Burial' aloud over General Patton's grave in Luxembourg, and said a prayer of thanks at the very spot at Magaret in Belgium where the German panzers were stopped outside Bastogne. I cried on Omaha Beach in Normandy and in the gas chamber at Dachau. I wear a silver Stetson and boots when I travel and answer to "Hey, cowboy!' in several languages.

I have led an interesting life - married forty years, have three children, nine grandchildren, and thirty foster children, some with families of their own now. I am now free to pursue my passion for writing - especially about the two great wars of the twentieth century. So I cherish my role as "author-in-residence," or that crazy guy at the table by the urinals - it depends on your perspective.

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The Juno Letters
Letters discovered in a tin box buried in the foundation of a cottage in Normandy open an unseen world of triumph and tragedy, love and sacrifice, hell and violence as the lives of innocent people are caught in the maelstrom of World War II.
The Juno Letters
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Cross of Fire
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Clan of the Black Sun
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As Angels Weep
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The Madonna Rosa
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The Village Bell
Series: The Juno Letters. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 71,660. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
When war broke out in 1914 no one was safe from impressment. In the villages of the Vosges life would forever change as soldiers dragged the men off to war and opportunists pounced on those who remained. Families torn apart by war fled their traditional homelands or starved to death. When the Great Pandemic swept the countryside, those who survived believed Heaven itself had fallen.
La Maison Rouge
Series: The Juno Letters. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 75,520. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
“Take it all - the bottles, the barrels. Everything. Then burn the vineyards and destroy the vines.” The orders from Colonel Meyer sent shock waves through the Alsace. As the Allies advanced up the Rhône river valley the Nazi hierarchy demanded the total destruction of the French wine industry. The resistance fought back and violence erupted on the Colmar plain.
Hotel Lancaster
Series: The Juno Letters. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 85,220. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Johanna was beautiful, beguiling, cunning - with a lust for wealth. Konrad Ackermann was young, naive … a former soldier who abandoned Berlin as the Russian troops stormed the city. He escaped with a stash of gold coins intended for Martin Bormann. Top Nazis hunted him. He in turn was killing them for abandoning their Führer. The paths of the hunter and the hunted collided at Hotel Lancaster.
Murder on the Red Ball Express
Series: The Juno Letters. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 86,890. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
September 1944; Central France - A naive black soldier is caught in a forbidden love, snared in a web of greed and violence along the route of the famous Red Ball Express. As Tiffanie flees for her life - and the life of her unborn child - will they find her? Will they kill her?
The Crystal Knight
Series: The Juno Letters. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 83,920. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The man known only as Cantillon - a brutal collaborator who unleashed a reign of terror on the streets of Paris - has arrived in Nord-Calais. His mission - to crush the black market resistance on the eve of D-Day where Hitler has decided the Allies will land. Holding his leash - a psychotic SS colonel bent on resurrecting his disintegrating career at any cost.
The Last Speech
Series: The Juno Letters, Book 9. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 83,840. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
He stepped into view along the Tea House trail below the Berghof. The uniform was right. The cap was right. Sid could not see his face. A German Shepard bounced along beside him, into and out of the woods, the early November air crisp and clean, a smattering of snow filtering through the trees. Secretary Bormann stood with him ... as the crosshairs zeroed in. One more step ...
The Bishop's Ring
Series: The Juno Letters, Book 8. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 90,810. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
It was Monique’s voice - desperate, terrified, pleading for help. The man who kidnapped her - he claimes to be Kennedy. But Alexander Kennedy disappeared fifty years ago. How could he be the killer? Yet here he was - in Belgium. He demands the return of the Bishop’s Ring or Monique will be the first to die. The hunt for the Dao Chu Imperial Jade has exploded into a race to stop a psychopath.
The Shadow's Speed
Series: The Juno Letters, Book 7. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 94,980. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
As war engulfs Europe German archeologists uncover a mysterious energy source buried deep in a cave in the Swabian Alb. Desperate to turn the tide of war back in Germany’s favor, Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler orders the SS to turn the "holenlicht" into a weapon at any cost. The OSS is equally determined to discover its secrets and avoid catastrophe for the Allied armies. Standard ePub format.
The Madonna Rosa
Series: The Juno Letters, Book 6. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 91,030. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Anisette Durande holds the destiny of a free Brittany in her hands - desperate to keep the Madonna Rosa from the Germans as the Nazi onslaught rolls across defenseless France in 1940. She is La Guardienne - the last of a line of women descended from a lone survivor of a terrible slaughter, blessed to protect the Madonna carved from the crucifix of the Christian martyrs of Roman Lyon. EPUB format.
The Scavengers of Graveny Marsh
Series: The Juno Letters, Book 5. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 86,420. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Captain Janine Carlisle discovers a frightening secret - a fifth column has stumbled upon secret Allied plans for a swimming tank ready to go ashore in the first wave of D-Day. She must stop them before the plans can reach German command. But the Scavengers are planning a diversion - to kill General Patton on the eve of the invasion as he gives "The Speech." The fate of D-Day hangs by a thread.
As Angels Weep
Series: The Juno Letters, Book 4. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 90,440. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Letta held the hands of her two best friends as they stepped off the train. They missed the Girls Home in Berlin, just a smoldering ruin after the night of terror. The rabbi promised to shepherd the girls to safety. They fell instead into the Gestapo's trap. The corrupt German captain frantically sought their arrest - how could the three angels hope to survive the inescapable cataclysm?
Clan of the Black Sun
Series: The Juno Letters, Book 3. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 84,930. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A mysterious stone of black obsidian holds a magical grip over a rural French clan ripped apart by an ancient curse. The Nazis covet the relic as a weapon of immense power that will lead their armies to victory in the West. The Allies fear rumors of the stone mask a deadly weapon that threatens the invasion of Fortress Europe. The resistance risks annihilation to recover it. EPub format.
Cross of Fire
Series: The Juno Letters, Book 2. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 82,160. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Gela Pientka defiantly kept a bloody truth that could topple governments and destabilize world currencies. To protect her family, she took the secret to her grave. Gela’s journal, however, exposes a stunning discovery - a corrupt Nazi “money train,” supported by murder and slavery, fueled by the foul stench of greed. Truth is fighting back. Standard ePub format.
The Juno Letters
Series: The Juno Letters, Book 1. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 91,690. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
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Letters discovered in a tin box hidden in the foundation of a small cottage in Normandy reveal a terrible secret. Antoine Bouchard's beautiful wife Marianne, his precious daughter Ariéle, missing. The lives of hundreds - perhaps thousands - of Allied soldiers preparing to storm Juno Beach on D-Day literally are in his hands. Standard ePub format.

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