6/30/2013 6:00:00 AM Community News: Moss earns kudos
for guard support, first novel
Sandy Moss recently received a Seven Seals Award for her support of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve through KQNA 1130AM and 99.9FM radio. Sandy was a newspaper reporter and award-winning AP journalist for more than a dozen years with both The Daily Spectrum in St. George, Utah, and The Daily Courier. She transitioned into radio broadcasting in 2003, where she is currently the Arts and Entertainment Editor for Arizona's Hometown Radio Group in Prescott.
The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense agency established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve Service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws and resolves conflict between service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.
Moss' first novel, "The Terrible Loyalty," recently received Honorable Mentions at the San Francisco Book Festival and the Paris Book Festival.
The book is available in paperback at Amazon.com, www.mossycovepublications.com, or locally at Peregrine Book Company or Hastings. It is also available in hardcover edition from lulu.com or at barnesandnoble.com.
"The Terrible Loyalty" is the true story of two men, already life-long friends, who ventured into the heart of the endless ocean at its loneliest point in a 20-foot sailboat. Embarking on a trip across the Pacific Ocean from southern California, to Hilo, Hawaii, they navigated by means only of a sextant and the stars. It was meant to be their Great Adventure. The men had planned for an uneventful sail, but encountered a storm that threatened their lives, threw them unmercifully off course and sealed their fates as they battled to survive.