About the Authors

Tom and Joan Kelley are two proud Bostonians whose love for their country is as powerful as their love for each other. They have written with honesty, humility, and humor about growing up in Boston, sharing their teen pranks, moments of self-doubt, challenges, and hurdles. Although they didn’t meet until later in life, they traveled on parallel paths and their characters were cast in the same crucible of Navy service.

When not watching sports—not only the now world famous Patriots—but also the Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins, Tom spends his time helping his fellow Medal of Honor recipients as past President of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. He cooks for a local food pantry and helps run a veterans’ ministry at his church. When not walking with her women Shwalker friends (that’s short for shoppers-walkers,) Joan enjoys British mystery shows, reading chick literature and trying to keep the Stanley cup separate from the Heisman Trophy and the Ryder Cup.

They enjoy visiting their children in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and California and try to spend some time each summer in Northeast Harbor, Maine.

For more information on Tom Kelley: Wikipedia