Author pays visit to Wabash Library

By Mandy Underwood

Wabash Public Library hosted visiting author Kayleen Reusser on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Reusser has been writing for almost two decades. She started out writing articles for many magazines, newspapers, blogs and books including “Chicken Soup for the Soul.”

Beginning in 2009, Reusser began writing non-fiction children’s books, 16 in total.

She said she tries to “capture military history one veteran at a time,” by interviewing and writing the stories of more than 200 World War II veterans.

During her visit to WPL, Reusser shared some of those stories from her books: “World War II Legacies:  Stories of Northeast Indiana Veterans” and “They Did It for Honor: Stories of American WWII Veterans.”

“It is so important to tell these stories,” said Reusser. “We have to preserve our military’s heritage.”

Reusser also shared a PowerPoint presentation from 10-day European tour of World War II historical sites that she and her husband went on.

Reusser told the audience that she hopes that, from witnessing her presentation, people will begin to understand the courage that all veterans possessed in order to fight for our country’s freedom.

Posted on 2019 Nov 19