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About Victoria Giraud

I’m a writer/editor, mother, sister, cousin and lifelong friend to many, not necessarily in that order. I’m interested in all aspects of writing and expression: film, art, history, spiritual striving, and the nature of life and its meaning.  Growing up as an Army brat has provided me with many challenges and fulfilling experiences and adventures. I hope my readers enjoy my thoughts and will add their own.

I’ve been a newspaper editor and columnist, a magazine editor/writer, written an historical fiction novel, Melaynie’s Masquerade,  and a screenplay about Sir Francis Drake, and edited over 90 books in almost all genres. My novel is offered in hardbound, softbound and E-book  for Kindle on  Amazon Books. I am in the midst of publishing an E-book single: An Army Brat in Libya; Memories of Tripoli in the 1950s, and another single: Colonels Don’t Apologize.  

For more information about my editing services and my book (cover below), see my website, www.victoria4edit.com which is available by clicking on Victoria’s Web Site, which is listed under Blogroll or  on the front page of my blog.

Victoria Giraud

 

376 Comments

  1. Diana Becker Mullins says:

    Enjoyed reading your blog again and the comments. Your travel history and family history are supercalifragalistic. Not familiar with blogs so I am happy you put a connection on the ex Wheelus students site. I remember such happy days shared with you in Tripoli . Saw you had a comment from Terry Cederstrom. His sister Karen was a great friend, found her once and then lost her number again. Your career as an Editor is amazing. Keep up the delightful writing. A lot of people knew me as Pinky “.

  2. Sharing with your Twitter group is fine. The blog is available to anyone who finds it. Thanks for enjoying.
    Victoria

  3. Hey there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group?
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    your content. Please let me know. Thanks

  4. I sent you an Email so you can contact me directly, Omar.

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  10. Thanks, Terry, for the good words about my book. Feel free to add more about your experience there. Like, what instrument did you play?
    victoria

  11. Terry Wright says:

    I finally got around to reading “An Army Brat…”even though i ran across it a year or two ago. I was at Wheelus during 1958 and1959, and I found it and Tripoli as you’ve so aptly desctibed it. I was an A/2C in the Air Force band unit and frankly enjoyed the tour. TDYs to France, Germany and Italy helped a lot, I’ll admit, but Tripoli was OK if you applied yourself. And I remember the Sailing Club on the Harbor — and the tiny boats, called Snipes if memory serves. Anyhow–thanks for the memoir.
    Terry Wright

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  13. education says:

    When I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the same comment. Is there any approach you may take away me from that service? Thanks!

  14. Victoria,
    I stumbled across your website while doing some research on Libya in the late 50′s and 60′s when I, too, was an Air Force brat at Wheelus. A keen rider I participated in several of the rodeos you mention and was wondering if you have other photos of the rodeos or Busetta race track. I raced at Busetta as a young boy and am trying to locate photos of that period.

    Regardless, reading your blog brought back long-forgotten memories…..and I too was a passenger on the Gen. Rose (as well as the Darby) in those days.

    Best regards,
    Byron D. Donics
    3160 E. Stella Ln.
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    917 514 7371

  15. Thanks, Nancy, for reading the blog about the Med cruise on the Rose. What fun is a cruise without some kind of storm to survive! You need to have tales to tell.

  16. Nancy Kog says:

    Loved…loved…loved your rendition of your return on the Gen Rose from Libya –like you, I spent my young life abroad and in foreign lands. My father was stationed in Izmir Turkey and we sailed home on the General Rose from Izmir in 1959. I kept a photo of the Rose as well as the captains dinner (which was the farewell dinner). I remember we encountered a hurricane the night of the dinner, and half the dinner sitting was devoid of life, as most were down below – sea sick … I on the other hand, took advantage of the situation and ate to my hearts content. You brought a plethora of memories flooding back, all good ones !!!

  17. Hello Farag,
    I will check to see if anyone has any information on photos. Perhaps you will get a response from being on my blog.

  18. Farag Marei says:

    I am American/ Libya national who’s trying to trace some back history on Wheelus air force base and peoples who were living in Tripoli to serve the air force operation. Also, more importantly Libyan civilian visitors.
    I am specifically looking for pictures related to visitors from Arts & Crafts Islamic School students in Tripoli. Who have visited the base during Christmas & 4th July celebration. Many of my Libyan friends ask me to locate any pictures for such visits for the school archive. It is understood that the base had their own photographers to document these civics activities.
    I appreciate if you locate pictures from your old friends who may do have and keep such documents.
    Thanks

  19. Terry Cederstrom says:

    Will email photos of Libya 55-57 if you provide your email.
    Best from Charlottesville to Danville. Terry C.

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