It will soon be November. Spotlighting “Veteran” today. I have a special love and respect for Ty, the titular character of Book Two. He’s like a brother to me, a guy I could have known in school. As I outlined the first draft, friends who had been in combat shared with me some of their experiences. They had not spoken much about it before and I was honored to hear what they had to say. I hope Ty and I have done justice to the memories.