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Hello! Thanks for stopping by to peek at my books, I hope you enjoy my stories.
My name is Robert James Saniscalchi. I was born in Newark, New Jersey, and I am from a big Italian family. I am married, and reside in Winter Springs FL
I am author/writer and reader of the known and unknown. I have a passion for using my imagination as the words flow allowing the reader to see and feel the story. Even though I write fiction, there is a lot of research involved. I like to link my stories to something that relates to our history or current events.
I am the author of the critically acclaimed books- Bullets and Bandages, and the fictional thriller-My Life, For Her. The new expanded editions of these novels are available on Amazon/Create-Space and Kindle. I also published two short stories online at Amazon/Shorts. I am also an avid reader of the known and unknown, "There is nothing like the comfort of a good book in hand."
I am a member of the online writing and reading communities Urbis, Booktown, Gather, Goodreads, Cold Coffee Cafe, Shelfari, and various other writing and reading Communities. I invite you to visit my author's webpage at http://robertjbooks.com
I am piecing together another thriller "Freedoms' Light"
I love anything in the great outdoors. When on holiday, I enjoy traveling to warm sunny places and snorkeling off the beach. My favorite part about writing is using my imagination to create all the little details that add to the story.
I enjoy reading Military History, Thrillers, Drama, Action/Adventure and of course we must add Sci-Fi.
Bullets and Bandages was inspired from the stories of the author's brother who was a US Army Field Medic with an elite Rescue and Recon Platoon, Vietnam 68-69. Through those stories, the author found the inspiration and was given the unique insight into the Bullets and Bandages of war.
Parts of this book are also about the author's own experiences, and that special time in our history. The trails and victories of Rob and his comrades pull you into a world of survival through willpower, tenacity, and wit. This story is not only an adventurous thriller, but is also a story of love, humanity, and overcoming.
CHAPTER 1- EXCERPT- BULLETS AND BANDAGES Some memories exist because they are etched into one’s mind with fire and anguish of true experience, not by choice. From my tour of duty in Vietnam, I am filled with the experiences that cannot be wiped away. I can recall the events, the names and the faces as if they had been in front of me only a short time ago. To this day, I thank the Lord in my prayers for helping me survive. Sometimes, I dream of the tranquil rice fields or of the hot steamy jungles----- very quite and peaceful. Occasionally, the dreams are of the men that I could not save, and of the ghastly shadows of my enemies.
These images are a contradictory and discordant collage of the real horror of war. I have no misgivings about what was done; I was a soldier doing my duty for my country, in a war far away from my home. It was a war where our forces could not fully engage the enemy. The Army could not move on a strategic offensive and take the ground war into Hanoi or Cambodia. I had to learn a new type of warfare or would not have survived.
After some time, I began to know the enemy and anticipate his movements. My unit traveled the jungles in platoons of heavy infantry in search of Charlie. Our nerves were constantly on edge. It was a guerrilla war, and I learned to adapt. With a little time, my platoon began to work together.
We learned to think like the enemy and use our instincts to fight together as a team. When the enemy would stand and fight, we fought back until they ran. Unfortunately, I knew before long those same troops would try to sneak up on us again. Copyright Robert Saniscalchi 2007
My Life, For Her in expanded edition, is a new version of the original, acclaimed story. This is a story about a Vietnam Veteran who becomes a hometown cop, and a cop who becomes a hero as he finds himself in the struggle of his life. Follow Rob and Tex as they take you on a journey from hometown America to the jungles of Columbia.
This book is not only an adventurous thriller, it is an action-packed story about family, undying faith, and humanity. Life is unpredictable! How far would you go if need be? Could you venture into the darkness of this world, not knowing? Find the answers for yourself in this spell-binding story.