Wednesday, July 24, 2013

4th Annual METAvivor Author's Luncheon

METAvivor supports those who are enduring metastatic breast cancer.  On September 7, 2013, 11:00am -2:30pm at the Doubletree Hilton in Annapolis, I will join authors Priscilla Cummings, Lisa Veronica Pires, Erika Roebuck, Jeanne Slawson, and Elissa Brent Weissman at the METAvivor 4th Annual Authors Luncheon. At this fundraising event author Tom Dowd will moderate a discussion about our books, we will sign copies, and everyone will enjoy a great lunch. Proceeds will benefit METAvivor. I hope you will join us for this fun and supportive event. Details on the attached flyer and at

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Recipients Son is 2013 MWSA Literary Fiction Award Nominee

I am honored to announce that The Recipient’s Son is a finalist for the 2013 Military Writer’s Society Literary Fiction Award. Other nominees include A Quest for Skye by J.L. Rothdiener, Buddy and Grace by John Ciarlo, and Flashes of War by Katy Schultz.

We are in good company with many other talented writers and their works. I’ll note that my Naval Academy classmate, Kristin Barnes is nominated for her children’s book, Haysoos the Honu.

Fellow Naval Institute Press author George Galdorisi is nominated for The Kissing Sailor: The Mystery Behind the Photo That Ended World War II.

Additional nominees can be found at:

Stephen Phillips on You Tube

I now have a You Tube channel, simply called "Stephen Phillips." Thus far, I added two playlists, one of recommended U.S. Navy EOD videos, one of bomb disposal in general. I hope that those interested in EOD, the Naval Academy, and my writing, will visit and provide me some feedback on what they think of this means to interact with my readers.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Independance Day Reading

Today is Independance Day. On this day, I recommend reading The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara. This 1975 Pulitzer Prize winning novel covers the Battle of Gettysburg which occurred 150 years ago; July 1-3, 1863. Though it is about the Civil War not the Revolutionary War, Shaara reminds us through his characters, especially Colonel Joshua  Chamberlain, of why this nation and it's notions of independance are different.