Mary Ann is also a passionate supporter of the United States military, having been involved with letter writing campaigns and other support programs since Operation Desert Storm. She has appeared on The Morning Blend television show hosted by KMTV, the CBS television affiliate in Omaha, and was interviewed by the Omaha World-Herald for her volunteer work. She has also been a featured author on Triangle Variety Radio, The Phil Naessens Show, and The Writers Showcase, and has been interviewed extensively by American and European bloggers.
The Briton and the Dane: Timeline
Mary Ann Bernal
Since I am an incurable, romantic Anglophile after having read Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott, choosing to set my stories in Anglo-Saxon England was a no-brainer. However, on the other end of the spectrum is my love for Science Fiction and Gene Roddenberry’s “wagon train to the stars: series, Star Trek.
Mr. Roddenberry’s Star Trek stories brought to light common injustices, which divide nations, but these problems were taking place in the future on distant planets. The subtle inferences were meant to educate the viewer about good and bad societal behavior.
One of the themes running through The Briton and the Dane series is the plight of the warrior and his family. My stories shed light on the effect a warrior’s “career” has on the family, and the sacrifices made by loved ones. In today’s society, our deployed men and women serve their country and preserve our freedom, risking their lives daily for the greater good. Thank a service person and/or veteran for his/her service. Freedom is not free.
All of my novels are dedicated to fallen soldiers and everyone who has died fighting the war against terror. These brave men and women will never be forgotten.
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