Eddie and Bingo: A Friendship Tale, Nominated for National Award

The Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) announced the finalists for its 2011 Book Awards. Inkwater authors Katherine and Kathleen Taylor had their book, Eddie and Bingo: A Friendship Tale, nominated in the Children 12 & Below category.

The book tells the story of Kathleen’s father, Eddie McDonald, a Navy photographer who found a puppy aboard his aircraft carrier during the Korean War. The puppy subsequently entertained the homesick men, relieving stress and lifting spirits.

The MWSA book awards recognize outstanding military-themed books in a wide range of categories from children to adult. The annual Awards program is MWSA’s most important and exciting function. They focus on content, style, visual, and technique. Each year, the competition is more intense,” says Joyce Faulkner, president of Military Writers Society of America, “and 2011is no exception.” The Military Writers Society of America is an association of more than 800 authors, poets, artists, and photographers whose core principle is a love of the men and women who defend this nation, and an understanding and respect of their sacrifice and dedication.