Hi all - In addition to writing nonfiction about WW2, I also write WW2 historical fiction. The novel I'm working on now is set in the autumn of 1945 and my main character is a Marine infantryman who served on Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa. I'm focusing on his return to the States and how he copes with reintegrating into civilian life, resuming his role as a father, etc. I've been reading a slew of memoirs from the Pacific Theater including E. B. Sledge's With the Old Breed, Sterling Mace's Battleground Pacific, Robert Leckie's Helmet for My Pillow, and many more. What I am hoping to do, though, is enlist a few volunteers who would be willing to read my novel (after I'm done writing it and before I submit it to my agent) to make sure that I got my character right. He's a Marine, and that is part of his identity. I want to do honor and justice to USMC veterans and I definitely do NOT want to portray my character in the wrong way. It will be conceivably be early next year before I'm finished writing this (I'm taking a trip to England in October that will hamper writing time, plus the day job and being a mother, etc., etc.). I can't offer any monetary incentive, but you would have my eternal gratitude. If this is something you'd be interested in doing, please let me know, either here or through a DM. Thanks.