Bob Kern

Bob Kern

Bob is the author of the award-winning series We Were Soldiers Too. Due to the overwhelming support and response from other Cold War Veterans, there are plans for twelve books in the series. We Were Soldiers Too is a Cold War documentary series that tells the history of the Cold War from the perspective of the veterans who served during this critical time in history.

The first book in the series was about his time in the military and was a finalist for Nonfiction Autobiography of the Year in 2015 with the Independent Authors Network.

Book Two is on serving in Germany during the Cold War. It has won awards in numerous contests in the nonfiction category. The book received a Bronze Medal from the Nonfiction Authors Association. It was a Finalist for eBook of the Year with Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist for Military History Book of the Year with National Indie Excellence Awards, Finalist for Nonfiction History with Independent Authors Network. Most recently, it won third place and the Bronze Medal from the prestigious Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards in the Nonfiction- Military category and Honorable Mention in Nonfiction- History with one of the largest book contests, the Reader’s Favorite Book Awards. It was also awarded a 5-star review for Readers Favorite Books.

Book three, serving in Korea during the Cold War, was named Nonfiction Military History BOOK OF THE YEAR. He is currently working on the fourth and fifth book in the series for release at the end of 2016.

In January 2017, he released, How to Waste Money Self-Publishing” a short, to the point book for new authors. The book covers many of the pitfalls and scams to avoid when trying to market books. It also shares information and tips on publishing your own book. In March 2017, Bob released what he considers his best work, “They Walk Alone; The Tragic Journey of Dementia.” It’s an in depth look at the toll this terrible disease takes on a person from the Bob’s experiences.

Bob is the father of five children - Natalie, Bambie, Amber, Bob, and Rob. He resides in Bedford, Indiana with his wife Marsha and his three granddaughters; Sage, Jade, and Harmonie.

Bob enjoys connecting with US veterans and sharing their stories with others.

Lenka's List had the pleasure to publish this interview on: February 24th, 2017
9/11 led to a lot of patriotism in the country. I felt guilt being thanked for my service because I was a peacetime soldier. I am very proud of my service and knew I had nothing to be ashamed of. I was certain many Cold War veterans were dealing with the same feelings. I decided to write a book about my career so people would know how hard it was to serve during the Cold War and to show what we did was important. The response from other Cold War veterans was amazing. I decided to turn my book into a series about the history of the Cold War through the careers of the veterans who served during this critical time in history.
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