WE SERVED TOO: The Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II - a film by Jill Bond
This inspiring film tells the remarkable story of the first women pilots to ever fly for the United States military—a group of young, determined and courageous women who broke through barriers and shattered stereotypes.
The film will be airing over 700 times on 220+ PBS stations during the next two weeks—check your local listings for air times.
Filmmaker Jill Bond sums it up best: “I encourage you to learn more about these women, become inspired by their unwavering tenacity, and share their motivational stories with others!”
Centerline: A Novel About Wounded Warriors Coming Home
We’re thrilled to present Centerline, an award-winning debut novel by Dave McIntyre (Ret Col USA) and the first book published by GoodBlood, an arm of NSPYR dedicated to uplifting, suspenseful and thrilling fiction and nonfiction stories created and inspired by our military, intelligence, police, fire, medical and public health heroes.
WINNER — Best Military Book — 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Finalist — First Novel — 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Featured at the 18th annual William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium, Norwich University, 2013
“Centerline is a thrilling, high-action page-turner that captures a story many Americans fail to appreciate—the sacrifices of our armed forces, their families, and the medical teams who support them. The tactical flight operations, ground combat scenes, and medical emergencies are real—not Hollywood—and the stories of wounded warriors and those waiting at home are unforgettable.”
- General Bill Begert, USAF (Ret), Former Commander, Pacific Air Forces
Centerline tells the arresting story of the last leg of an emotional journey through the eyes of wounded warriors, crew, and medical caregivers making the trip home from military hospitals just before Christmas at the height of the surge in Iraq.
Air Evac 1492 is the collective Air Force call sign for the flight. But each person on board has an individual story of hopes, dreams, fears, and regrets as the aircraft wings its human cargo through bad weather, flashbacks, and in flight emergencies. “Everybody who goes to war gets shot,” one soldier says. “Some in the body. Some in the head. Some in the heart.”
McIntyre’s inspiring debut novel combines compelling technical descriptions of flying, combat, and medical care in-flight to drive the story through a roller coaster ride of emotions as 31 “souls on board” travel through pain, loss, a killer storm, and the demons of the past to make it home for Christmas. Some travelers will fall short of the runway. And some will find the beacon that leads them home—back to the centerline.
"A great golf story about a great guy and a great golf course…"
"With Roy as the book’s ever humble lead character and the Crystal Downs golf course in a supporting role this story is just a great pleasure to read."
"A Wonderful Story"
A Story of a Humble Guy
A perfect headline and nice article about Northern Michigan’s local legend, Roy Vomastek, by Chris Dobrowolski from the front page of the Traverse City Record-Eagle Sports/Business Section!
"This Little Gem Is An Excellent Read"
ROY Reader Review by Terry S.
"This little gem is an excellent read. Chronicles the life of a man that is a wonderful role model, someone who always showed initiative, responsibility, and compassion. Secondly, the authors showed a great love and respect for the game of golf. Gives great descriptions of the famed Crystal Downs course. It also demonstrates the great value of friendships and enjoying life for the right reasons. It also is a page turner and finishes quickly."
ROY Reader Review by Karen P.
“It’s never too late to return and enjoy the great sport of golf!! Interesting bio on one of the truly great senior golfers in Michigan. His wide ranging life experiences are fascinating and show the many challenges one faces as they move through life.”
"I Want To Play With Dr. Roy"
ROY Reader Review
"I want to play with Dr. Roy. Such a great story whether you like golf or not. For me playing golf with my father is one of the greatest gifts we have to share… The writers here painted such a vivid picture of the course that I felt as though I was walking alongside the players.”
ROY Reader Review by Nicholas G.
"This is a great read, highly enjoyable and very heartfelt — an inspiring story of perseverance! Recommended to golfers and non-golfers alike!"
"A Great Read"
ROY Reader Review by Reed T.
"A great read. So moving and inspirational. Roy is an incredible human being, his life story of hardship, bad luck and yet the ability to overcome adversity a story on to itself. Then to add the additional dimension of golf in his life makes the book truly unique and enjoyable for everyone to read. For golf enthusiasts, it’s breathtaking and unforgettable."
"A Great Life Story"
ROY Reader Review by Michael B.
"Play 18 with Roy. A great life story and competition of a championship round on Crystal Downs, this story takes you on a journey with Roy."
"The Game Of Life"
ROY Reader Review by Nick B.
"This book embodied the true spirit of golf and the competition it breeds. The game has provided me with an education in the same manner as Roy and I share his passion to compete. To the competitive golfer, this book takes readers through the small quirks we all have. It’s a great read!"
"A Classic For All Who Love The Game Of Golf"
ROY Reader Review by Randall L.
"WARNING: once you start reading Dr. Roy Vomastek’s incredible life story, you will not be able to put this book down. I read it in one setting. This will most certainly become a classic for all who love the game of golf. But even if you have never stepped on a golf course, you will find Roy’s story to be an inspirational journey. This is a book the entire family can enjoy. A great gift for Father’s Day.”
"I Absolutely Loved This Book"
ROY Reader Review by Bill B.
"I absolutely loved this book. It’s been 20 years since I read a book start to finish without stopping. If you like golf, this is a book for you. Even if you don’t play, you’ll enjoy the inspiring story. I wish there were more books like this."
ROY Reader Review by Harold L.
“Golfers will love this book because it is a captivating story about one man’s golf career and his incredible success one summer at age 78. Non-golfers will love it because it is a heart warming story about the experiences and ultimate success of this small-town Michigan doctor who embraced life to the fullest, was loved by his patients, and can still play golf better than many younger men much less anyone his age. I’m 66, and I got to play a round with him not too long ago and was humbled by the experience.”