is a novelist and an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she has developed a writing course specifically for combat veterans and also volunteers with the Washington, D.C.-based Veterans Writing Project. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband, two sons, and two unruly Vizslas. She is the author of two novels: Miracle Beach and Learning to Stay, which was the Wisconsin State Journal’s inaugural book club pick and has been nominated for a PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
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Doug Bradleyis a Madison, Wisconsin-based Vietnam veteran who was drafted into the U. S. Army in March 1970 and served as an information specialist (journalist) at the Army Hometown News Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and U. S. Army Republic of Vietnam (USARV) headquarters near Saigon. Following his discharge and tenure in graduate school, Doug relocated to Madison where he helped establish Vets House, a storefront, community-based service center for Vietnam era veterans, and spent more than 30 years as a communications professional in higher education, principally with the University of Wisconsin. He writes a regular blog for the Huffington Post and is the co-author of We Gotta Get Out of This Place: Music and the Vietnam Experience with Dr. Craig Werner, UW-Madison Professor of Afro-American Studies (anticipated publication in 2013). The two also co-teach a popular course at UW-Madison entitled The Vietnam Era: Music, Media, and Mayhem. Doug and his wife, Pam Shannon, are the parents of two adult children. DEROS Vietnam is his first book.