Book Signing Aboard USS ORLECK Naval Museum on Father’s Day, June 19

Join us aboard the USS ORLECK Naval Museum, 604 N. Enterprise Blvd., Lake Charles on Sunday, June 19 (Father’s Day), from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a book signing of my new novel “Going Home: One Sailor’s Inner Search During the Turbulent Early 1970s.”

The book signing is part of the USS ORLECK Naval Museum’s Father’s Day “Tiger Tours” event, which will also include ship tours, refreshments and a raffle.

For more information about the event and tickets contact the ship at 337-214-SHIP or e-mail info@orleck.org or visit the USS ORLECK Naval Museum’s web site at http://orleck.org.

 

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Press Release – Lake Charles Author Scott E. Raymond to Have Book Signing

For Immediate Release:  April 27, 2016

Lake Charles author Scott E. Raymond will have a book signing at Gordon’s Drug and Fine Gifts, 2716 Lake St., Lake Charles on Saturday, May 21 (Armed Forces Day), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The event is in conjunction with Raymond’s recently published novel, Going Home: One Sailor’s Inner Search During the Turbulent Early 1970s.

Going Home highlights the all-important father-son relationship; in this case, between two war veterans.  In a broader sense, the story also explores a young sailor’s attempt to find himself during a turbulent time in U.S. history.

Set in the early 1970s, with the U.S. nearing an exit from a protracted and unpopular Vietnam War, the story’s backdrop spans America’s closing combat role in Vietnam; a national, political scourge called Watergate and an international oil embargo.

Going Home delivers a memorable, personal story of hope during a unique time of national trial.

For more information, visit www.scotteraymond.com or e-mail Scott E. Raymond at scottraymond@suddenlink.net.

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Press Release – For Immediate Release: April 18, 2016

Lake Charles, La.

Lake Charles, Louisiana Writer Scott E. Raymond Publishes Novel

Lake Charles, La. writer Scott E. Raymond, 63, has published his first novel, Going Home: One Sailor’s Inner Search During the Turbulent Early 1970s.

The salient power of faith, family, comradeship and love are artfully interwoven in the dramatic story of a young American sailor’s search for acceptance and happiness during the turbulent early 1970s.

In 1972, Ben Bradford’s long-held desire for a close father-son connection with the decorated World War II veteran he calls “Pop” is heightened following an unusual dream one night aboard ship.  Ben sees into the past of 1943 and a life-changing event in Pop’s life that sets in motion a swift series of transformational events in the life of the idealistic navy volunteer.

Set in the early 1970s, with the U.S. nearing an exit from a protracted and unpopular Vietnam War, the story’s backdrop spans America’s closing combat role in Vietnam; a national, political scourge called Watergate and an international oil embargo.  Going Home delivers a memorable, personal story of hope during a unique time of national trial in American history.

Says Scott E. Raymond:

“In its own special way, Going Home highlights the all-important father-son relationship, in this case, between two war veterans.  Equally important, but in a broader context, the story explores a young sailor’s attempt to find himself during a turbulent time in our nation’s history.”

Scott E. Raymond has written numerous magazine articles and authored one non-fiction book about veterans, Voices Behind the Bricks.  A native of Lake Charles, LA, his career in public information and communications covered parish law enforcement and state and local government.

Raymond served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CVA-64) during two WESTPAC/Vietnam combat cruises in 1972 and 1973.  He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1977.  A graduated of McNeese State University, Raymond lives in southwest Louisiana with his wife Sherrie.

Going Home is available for purchase on-line now at http://www.scotteraymond.com and will be available at upcoming events to be announced.

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