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Category: Society & Culture

Story is integral to the human experience. How, why, and what we project within a story reveals something in each of us. The Writer’s Lens is hosted by author, Josh “J.C.L.” Faltot and discusses publication, passion, opportunity, failure, and what it’s like to view the world through the guise of a writer.

October 13, 2017

The Writer’s Lens - Interview 04: Dr. Robert Snyder, “What is a Veteran, Anyway?”

"What is a Veteran, Anyway?"

Dr. Robert Snyder is a professor, army veteran of 15 years, and author of the children's book, "What is a Veteran, Anyway?" Dr. Snyder served in the Iraq War in 2003 and during his time there, he came up with the idea for a children's book on what it meant to be a veteran; in hopes of addressing the many questions children might have when one of their parents have to leave and serve overseas. I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Snyder at a "Meet the Authors" event in Pennsylvania, and after some conversation and learning about one another, I asked Dr. Snyder if he'd be willing to share some of his personal story on how and why he wanted to write a children's book.

In addition to that, Dr. Snyder is a traditionally published author - unlike many of the self-published authors I run into - so I was curious also to get his take on the process and how things have been going thus far (and by all accounts, very well!). Here you can catch the video portion of the interview where we discuss these items among other things related to his time serving in Iraq.

For more on Dr. Snyder and his books, you can visit his webpage at www.robertsnyderbooks.com or like his page on Facebook and Instagram.