Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sweet Success! Richard & Janet Fogg

Compiled by DeAnna Knippling

Richard and Janet Fogg's military history book, Fogg in the Cockpit (ISBN 978-1612000046, hardcover; ASIN: B005AUG53G, Kindle) was released by Casemate on July 27, 2011. In recent updates, Fogg in the Cockpit has been nominated by the Air Force Historical Foundation as one of the best military history books reviewed in Air Power History during 2012. The book is available at online retailers Amazon and Kobo, as well as from Casemate. The authors' website is

Prior to a distinguished career that saw him referred to as the dean of American railroad artists, Captain Howard Fogg kept a diary during his World War II combat tour in England. He flew 76 combat missions with the 359th Fighter Group. From his backstage encounter in a London theater with Lawrence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, to the pre-dawn chaplain's benediction on June 6, 1944, to a B-17 escort mission in the snow capped French Alps to drop supplies to French freedom fighters, Fogg in the Cockpit offers a firsthand look at Howard’s fascinating and often unexpected story.

An automobile enthusiast, Richard contributed to The Viper Buyer’s Guide, published by Motorbooks International, and was invited to write a column for a new, as yet unpublished, automobile magazine. In addition to co-authoring Fogg in the Cockpit, Richard and Janet have also penned several screenplays together. Janet’s focus on writing began when she was CFO for OZ Architecture. Fifteen writing awards later, Janet resigned to write full-time, and in 2009 her award-winning time-travel romance, Soliloquy, was released. Janet is hard at work on several new books, is a long-time member of RMFW, Pikes Peak Writers, and two fantastic critique groups. You can find them at

We love to hear of fellow Pikes Peak Writers' Sweet Successes, including story acceptances, winning contests, getting published and book signings. Please email DeAnna Knippling at dknippling [at] gmail [dot] com if you've got a Sweet Success you'd like to share.


  1. Thank you for sharing our news! Janet

  2. This book deserves all the attention it is getting. If you are a history buff, WWII buff, pilot buff, even a fan of locomotive art, you'll love this book. Karen (Janet's proud sister of the quill)


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