Christine Kohler

NO SURRENDER SOLDIER by Christine Kohler

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Tomorrow, Christine Kohler’s YA novel NO SURRENDER SOLDIER will go on sale! 

NO SURRENDER SOLDIER is the first debut of the Class of 2k14 debut authors (of which I’m a member). I’ll be posting about each of the books as they debut, but you can always go to the Class of 2k14 site to read up on all of the books, author, events and giveaways. (Yes, I said giveaways!)

No Surrender Soldier by Christine Kohler


A young man, an old soldier, and a terrible injustice. Should the punishment be death?

Growing up on Guam in 1972, fifteen-year-old Kiko is beset by worries: His older brother is a USAF navigator in Vietnam during the war; his grandfather is acting crazy due to dementia; he just learned that when his mother was a teen during World War II she was raped by a Japanese soldier. When Kiko discovers an old Japanese soldier hiding in the jungle behind his house how far will he go to prove to himself that’s he’s a man? Based on a historical event, No Surrender Soldier is the story of a boy grappling with ancient questions of courage and manhood.

NO SURRENDER SOLDIER is published by Merit Press/​F+W Media.


About Christine:

Christine Kohler lived in Guam, Japan, and Hawaii with her air force family. She SCUBA dived in the Marianas, golfed on mountainsides in the Philippines, shopped in Korea, and para-sailed in the Bahamas. Kohler was a political reporter for the Pacific Daily News, a copy editor for the San Antonio Express-News, and taught grades 6-12. NO SURRENDER SOLDIER is her debut novel. NO SURRENDER SOLDIER is based on true historic events of survivalism and courage during times of war. She now resides in Texas with her family.

You can read the great Kirkus review for NO SURRENDER SOLDIER at Christine’s website:

Launch events:

Jan. 18, 2014 NO SURRENDER SOLDIER launch atCarnegie Library, Ballinger, Texas
Jan. 25, 2014 NO SURRENDER SOLDIER launch atTom Green Library in San Angelo, Texas

Where to buy the book:
Books a Million
Barnes & Noble


Writing in Multiple Points of View

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Christine Kohler

I was recently interviewed by YA author Christine Kohler for a post  on her blog, “Read like a Writer” on the subject of writing in multiple points of view.

Christine and I both have debut novels coming out next year, each written in multiple POVs. Christine’s novel, NO SURRENDER SOLDIER, will be published by Merit Press/Adams Media (F+W Media) Sept.-Oct. 2014.

Here’s a link to the interview: Multiple Point of Views.

In the post, Christine examines several novels, from middle grade to adult (including my novel), that are told from multiple character perspectives. She discusses the hows and whys of choosing and writing multiple POVs. The post is packed with information, and is a must-read  for anyone writing or thinking of writing a multiple POV novel. Check it out.

Thank you, Christine, for asking me to participate!