Rona Simmons' book, A Gathering of Men, is the account of the boys who board their first aircraft after Pearl Harbor and the men they become in the blink of an eye. It is a moving tale, based on a true story, about shattered dreams. Simmons is the winner of the 2022 Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for Historical Fiction.
Rona Simmons has authored historical fiction and nonfiction. Both A Gathering of Men and The Other Veterans of World War II: Stories from Behind the Front Lines shed light on little-known aspects of the Second World War. She is the daughter of a WWII fighter pilot and wife of a US Navy pilot and is proud to honor Veterans and their stories through her work. Her articles and interviews have appeared in regional and national literary journals and in online and print magazines and newspapers.
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