Shitbag Soldier is here! Official release date of July 3, 2023. Kindle version is available now for pre-orders.
After five long years of work, my creative nonfiction novel, Shitbag Soldier, published by Erudite Press, an imprint of Hydra Publications, is here. This book, about my experience as a young enlisted soldier stationed in Germany during the pre-9/11 era, is a labor of love. This book has my whole heart in it. I can't thank those, especially Tony Acree of Hydra, enough for believing in this book as much as I do. If you would like to order, just click on the link in the picture to head on over to Amazon.
Check out the blurb below:
The truth is not black and white. It is camouflage.
More than a memoir, Shitbag Soldier is a nonfiction novel, the real-life journey of Burton, a teenage girl raised in Appalachian Kentucky on patriotic stories of the military. Hoping to create her own modern-day fairy tale, she leaves home to join the U.S. Army, where she is stationed in Bavaria. But waiting for her in Germany is a land of castles, cobblestone, and camouflaged nightmares. Assigned to Sergeant Bluff's platoon, Burton is forced to trade the tales from her childhood for a more grown-up version of reality. Trapped in her platoon sergeant’s maze of power, abuse, and control, she must survive by writing her own narrative instead of letting someone else define her truth.