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Welcome to the News Page for Flamingo Publications and Maxine Flam.

It is my deepest hope that you will visit my page often and be informed of the latest news on what is going on with my book, Unglorious War. I am working on some author signings in the future and other surprises.

You will notice the page has been redesigned. This has been an enormous undertaking on my part. I purchased new software and have a guru who is guiding me through the world of webdesign. Before I get wrapped up in other issues, I want to thank Bill for his patience and understanding because without him, this page wouldn't be possible.

I am planning to start a blog. It will be devoted to Veteran issues. Part of the reason I wrote Unglorious War was my involvement in Veteran issues. With the war in Iraq concluded and the Afghanistan troops coming home in 2014, there will be more, not less Veteran issues to discuss, especially the disability payment issues. It will be good to share those stories with you.

Thanks for being part of the excitement as I go forward.

If you haven't picked up a copy of Unglorious War, it is available as a paperback and as an e-book. Below are just a few of the places you can buy it:

Amazon, Smashwords, Powells, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Allromanceebooks, Booktango, Alibris, and of course Flamingopublications or


July 4, 2013

Check out my e-book give away at:


June 1-30, 2013

Check out the TRR Website (The Romance Reviews). Look for Unglorious War

You can win a free ebook and be eligible for the grand prize of $100.


The question you need to answer is: How did Marla and Thomas meet?

A) In a bar

B) On the Beach

C) At the Officer's Club

D) In the Hospital


April 3, 2013

Interview with Elizabeth McKenna on April 14, 2013. Please check out the link below.

The interview will up on April 14, 2013


March 2013

Once again Smashwords is offering their participating authors to discount their books during National Read an E-Book Week. Unglorious War is free to anyone wanting a copy. Go to the website, establish an account, remove the Adult Filter, (must say OFF) and use the coupon code. It is available in any format you desire. After you read it, I would appreciate you leave a review on the site. Thanks, and happy reading.


November 2012

The author signing was a wonderful success. I sold many books. People came and socialized. There was cookies, punch and coffee plus a large sofa and chairs for relaxing in. In fact, it was so successful, I have been asked to return next year. I hope you can join me. Keep your eyes tuned in to the date and time.


September 14, 2012

Mark your calandars: Maxine Flam will be doing an author signing at

Next Chapter Books in Canoga Park coming up November!

Come by and meet Maxine!

From 12 pm - 3 pm on November 3, 2012

Next Chapter Books

21616 Sherman Way

Canoga Park, CA 91303

July 6, 2012

I’m excited to announce that a new page has been added to the Flamingo Publications website, showcasing several radio interviews with Maxine Flam!

Click on the “Radio Interviews” link above and check it out. More to come!.

July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!!!!

For the entire month of July, you can download a free copy of Unglorious War at! Check it out, and then please leave a review to let other readers know how much you loved the book. :

March 12, 2012

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of a great veteran’s advocate and my good friend, Arthur Bernklau. Art passed away last week

A Marine's Marine, Art spearheaded the passage of Senate Bill §3421 which affects over 600,000 disabled and injured veterans who fight the VA for their disability benefits. He is survived by his wife Nina Gervais Bernklau, his two (grown) children Allen and Dina, and three grandsons Cody, Jesse, and Wyatt.

March 4, 2012

Hi all! It’s National Read an E-Book Week! In honor, my book is being given away on from March 4 - 10. Visit SmashWords, make sure the adult filter is OFF, call up Unglorious War, and a coupon code will show up. Download the coupon and receive a free download of the book! After reading the book, please leave a review at,,, or

Thank you for your support! Happy reading!


November 23, 2011

Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving!

Wanted to share a new YouTube video, a memorial dedication to Maxine’s father, Sgt. Sidney Flam.


August 28, 2011

Didn't win the eBook contest! It was great to be nominated. There were many great books and I am sure the judges had a hard time picking a winner.


August 2, 2011

Still waiting to hear the results of the eBook contest! ... Feel free to visit the eBook Award site and leave a review. Every little bit helps! :)

Also, Unglorious War is now being advertised at Check it out!


June 25, 2011

Unglorious War has been nominated for Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Award!

To receive a Free download of the book, email the author:

If you enjoy the book, we would love for you to leave a review at

Thank you for checking out Flamingo Publications and Unglorious War!


May 20, 2011

Unglorious War is now available at Powell’s Books in Oregon. Contact them at: 800-878-7323.

You can also find Unglorious War at

Or, if in Lancaster, PA, get your copy from Jason’s on King Street. Contact them at: 717-392-0471


March 5, 2011


SmashWords’ Annual Read an Ebook Week Promotion kicks off this Sunday! From March 6 - March 13, Unglorious War will be available for download at half price on ! Download your copy today!


August 15, 2010

The long awaited YouTube Interview with Maxine Flam is now up and available for viewing!

Music has been added to the website, for your listening pleasure.

Keep checking back for more updates!


July 9, 2010

Thank you for checking us out! It’s good to be back after a few months of diligently working and putting things together...

Check out our new YouTube video!

...More to come! Keep checking in! :)


March 26, 2010

Sorry to inform you that the Book Signing scheduled for tomorrow, March 27, in Glendale will be cancelled due to a family emergency.


March 24, 2010

OPERATION E-BOOK DROP is up and running. As of today, we sent approximately 50 ebook coupons to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Read more about Operation Ebook Drop on Smashword’s Blog.)

Do you know someone on active military status? Do they have an ebook reader? Would you like to share Unglorious War, a romance novel that takes place during the Vietnam War, with them?

Email the author, Maxine Flam at to receive a coupon which entitles you to a free download!


March 2010

Book Signing on March 27, 9am - 1pm. Come enjoy some refreshments and meet the author, Maxine!

801 S. Chevy Chase Drive, Suite 100

Glendale, CA 91205


in John Mielke ‘s Optometry Office, where he will also be doing a special promotion for patients with no insurance.


February 2010

The Florida Library Association 2010 Annual Conference will be presenting “Thinking Outside the Book” April 7 - 9 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in rlando, FL. Unglorious War will be on display at the conference and a copy of the book will be given away as a door prize.

Unglorious War will be on display at Book Expo of America in New York in May. More info on this as it becomes available.

YouTube Video in editing, soon to come!


February 12, 2010

The eBook version of Unglorious War will be available soon. The book is going to be part of Operation Book Drop, which will allow active service personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan to download the book for free.

Also, interview with Maxine Flam on YouTube coming soon!


February 7, 2010

NEW Flamingo Publications page up and running! Hope you enjoy... Thanks for visiting!


January 5, 2010

I just wanted to announce the next two upcoming radio interviews on The Divided Kingdom. Then first will be on 1/14/10 and the second on 1/28/10 both will air 8pm EST / 5PM PST. And I will be discussing the continued land grab of the Veterans Hospitals across the country as well as promoting my book Unglorious War.


December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone! Don't forget to tune into Front Lines of Freedom tomorrow. Check your local listings for times in your area.


December 21, 2009

I will be on the Christmas Show with Denny Gillum on December 25th:


November 26, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!!!


November 23, 2009

I gave my first interview with Dr. Stan on were I discussed the continued land grab at the Veterans Hospitals across the country. You can go to the archives to hear the show.


November 1, 2009

I was on Firebase Radio again with Rick Townsend. Please visit and follow the links to the archives and listen to the November 1st broadcast.


November 2009

A book review for Unglorious War can be found in the Nov./Dec. 09 Issue of “The Veteran.”


October 30, 2009

My article on Veterans Land Grab for the VA in West L.A. was published on Just do a search for Maxine Flam.


October 19, 2009

The Radio interview with Pastor Paugh went great! You can listen to it at Follow the links to Call to Decisions Ministry and then Pastor Butch Paugh. Then Archives and the date October 19, 2009.


October 10, 2009

WooHoo!!! My book is now available at


September 17, 2009

Upcoming event... Pastor Butch Paugh Call to Decisions Ministry... Web Radio Interview on October 19, 2009.


September 11, 2009

My book was featured on Blog Talk Radio...


August 16, 2009

There was a rally in front of the West Los Angeles Veteran's Hospital on Wilshire Blvd. today. Many organizations were there protesting the government land grab of the grounds of the hospital. The land was deeded to veterans in the 1880s and since the 1980s, the government has been trying to find a way to sell the land because it is worth millions. The same is true with the Sepulveda Hospital in the San Fernando Valley. The following organizations were there: Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 83, Banished Veterans and Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

Ari David, Candidate for the 30th Congressional District in 2010 was also there to lend his support. He will be running for the seat currently held by Henry Waxman. He can be reached at 310-456-3202. Vietnam Veterans Against the War's website is and Banished Veterans can be contacted at

About 50 people turned out and carried signs. Local people driving by blew their horns in support of our efforts. There will be another rally in the near future. Check back for any updates.


July 4, 2009

The book signing at the Dollar Bookstore in Burbank was very successful and even bigger than the first signing at The God Shop! Cookies and refreshments were served and a good time was had by all that stopped by. Thank you to everyone that helped to make the signing a success!


June 25, 2009

eBay store is now open for business!


May 26, 2009

Another book signing has been scheduled! The first signing was so successful that I'm having another one! Stop by to say hi, have some refreshments, pickup a copy of the book, get it signed and chat with the author, me! Click on the Book Signing link for more details!


March 30, 2009

Don't forget to visit me at the book signing this weekend in Burbank at The God Shop.


March 16, 2009

The first book signing has been schedule for April 4th in Burbank California at The God Shop book store.


February 20, 2009

The books are here, the books are here! Contact Maxine at her email address, to purchase a book or you can go to Amazon for a copy.


May 30, 2008

Sorry for the lack of updates... a computer problem that needed a complete wipe and re-install has kept me away for a little while. Here's a poem I ran accross the other day and felt it was appropriate.

It is the Soldier

"It is the soldier, not the reporter,

Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is he sodlier, not the poet,

Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,

Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier,

Who salutes the flag,

Who serves beneath the flag,

And whose coffin is draped by the flag,

Who allows the protester to burn the flag."

--Father Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC


March 20, 2008

Today we posted this on the real Internet! Thank you to everyone that has helped and donated their free time for this project... It's finally coming together!!!


February 6, 2008 - Picture Day

We took the photos for the book today. I'll post them as soon as they're ready. A big thank you to Ralf Weissenberger for agreeing to be the hero and to Bruce Heinsius Photography for taking the photos. Also to Carl Elkins for letting us use the conference room at work. As a side note, the air conditioning went out earlier in the day and we did the photos with out any air, not even fans. The sweat was pouring off everyone involved in the shoot but everyone was a trooper giving it all to get the best shot.


February 1, 2008

A suggestion was made to Maxine to add another subsection which is adding certain chapters of the book for previewing. The suggestion has been considered and the chapters are in the process of being selected. Look for another page to be added to the menu called 'excerpt.'


January 31, 2008

Three new pages were added today as well as a lot of content updates for many of the original pages. Still need to consolidate the HTML so there aren't multiple pages that need to be edited with each update. Also added a new photo to the "Photos" page. Added a PayPal donation button, may remove later.


January 26, 2008 - Maxine's First Post

Set up web hosting and will be launching web page before the first of February. The photo-shoot for the cover of the book is set for February 6, 2008. Make-up and hair will be done by Tracey Gionvanelli, a professional make-up and hairstylist. Nails by Anna and waxing by Luba.


January 21,2008 - It's Alive!!!

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Unglorious War

A novel by Maxine Flam
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