Maine Author & WWII Veteran
Dick Goodie is the author of three books: The Maine Quality of Running - a chronology of the early development of distance running in Maine; A Bracelet for Lily - a World War II romance/adventure novel; and his newest work, Raindrops on a Nail Keg.
His award winning essay, Reflections - a treatise on distance running that appeared in the Maine Sunday Telegram - was chosen Best Sports Feature of 1979 by the Maine Press Association. His essays have been published in Runner's World and Wilderness Camping magazines, and often in the Maine Sunday Telegram.
Dick Goodie was born in Bangor, Maine, and educated at Portland Junior College and the University of Denver. During World War II, Mr. Goodie served as a squad leader in the storied Third Armored Division that often spearheaded First Army drives from the hedgerows of Normandy to Central Germany, during which he earned five Campaign Stars. His most recent book, Raindrops on a Nail Keg, includes several essays of the war's major battles presented in a day-in-the-life-of mode of a young combat soldier. He lives in Westbrook, Maine, with his wife Joyce.
A Bracelet for Lily is a classic tale of love and war and the destinies of an enchanting Belgian school teacher and the two men who loved her - a shot down American fighter pilot and a German physician.
An unforgettable novel exploring the will of the human spirit to survive the horror of Nazi oppression in Belgium during WW II.
But above all, this is a story of tender love and high adventure when beautiful Lily guides the American pilot throught the German army toward the advancing American liberating forces.
A love story that will live in your memory.