Mary Harwell Sayler
A freelance writer since 1972 and poetry instructor since 1983, Mary Harwell Sayler has had over 1,000 articles, many dozens of poems, and 25 books see print. Each year she judges the poetry entries and also manuscripts for children entered in the international writing competitions sponsored by the FL Freelance Writers Association.
Her poems appearing here were drawn from the experiences of her father, Sgt. Horace E. Harwell, a nose-gunner for the 484th Bomb Group, 826th Squadron, 49th Wing, 15th Air Force, stationed in the Mediterranean Theatre, Torretta Field, Italy, 1945.
For writing tips and professional feedback on your poems or manuscripts, visit her website – Christian Writer’s Life
Index of Writings
- Discharging Toggle Annie: Mediterranean Theatre, 25 March 1945
- Irregular Heartbeat: On Becoming U.S. Property
- Legend of the Villain
- Refrain of the B-24
- Stand-Down: After V-E Day
- Winning the Wars
Mary’s father’s bomb group: “He’s the handsome soldier on the right end of the first row
I think the pilot, Vernon Halliday, is the officer standing on the left end.”