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Polk author receives military writers society literary award

Published 7:47pm Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) recently awarded a silver medal to Joe Epley’s historical novel “A Passel of Hate” at the society’s annual awards dinner in Dayton, Ohio.
MWSA medal awards are judged by a panel of peers and based on various factors including content, style, visual appearance and technical use of language.
“A Passel of Hate” is Epley’s first novel and describes the events in North and South Carolina leading up to and including the Battle of Kings Mountain. The focus of the fact-based book is the emotional experiences of a family with three sons fighting for the king and two serving with the Liberty Men.
Epley is a native of Forest City, N.C. and a former Green Beret. He began researching the Revolutionary War in the south when he retired to the Tryon area after a successful public relations career in Charlotte.
Military Writers Society of America is an association of more than a thousand authors, poets and artists, drawn together by the common bond of military service. Most of the members are active duty military, retirees or military veterans. A few are lifelong civilians who have chosen to honor the military through their writings or their art. The organization helps veterans, their families and historians record history and the complexities of military life – and encourages writing and other creative endeavors as therapy for the stresses of military circumstances. The organization’s focus is on using these works to educate the general public, students and the military community.
– article submitted
by Joe Epley

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