Northern Virginia author of the Beyond the Blue Horizon series, hundreds of columns,
articles, reviews, short stories, poems, blog posts devotionals, songs and essays on a
wide variety of subjects. Come on in and see what I'm up to! Dan Verner
Novelist and Writer
Young Otto Kerchner dreams of escaping his father’s Wisconsin dairy farm and becoming a flier like his hero Charles Lindbergh. When a small airport is built on an adjoining property, Otto trades odd jobs for flight lessons and becomes a pilot at 16. When World War II breaks out, he enlists in the Army Air Corps and finds himself a year later high over Germany at the controls of a B-17. Otto and his crew fly 23 missions untouched, but then his world shatters, and he must draw on reserves of faith and courage he never imagined.
On Wings of the Morning brings to life the ordinary men and women of the Greatest Generation who, stirred by fate and fortune, accomplished extraordinary things.Faithful in its depiction of events and evocative across a spectrum of emotions, this gentle but incisive tale will engage readers of all ages.