Heidi Radkiewicz

(WSPYnews.com photo by Mark Harrington)

Local authors will be a part of the Oswego Literary Festival on Sunday morning at the downtown Oswego Public Library. WSPY caught up with one author with a very interesting story.

Most newlyweds’ first decision might be where to honeymoon.  For Heidi and Jake Radkiewicz, they had no choice.  The decision was made for them.

Iraq, the Mideast War.

As soldiers in the Army National Guard, they were called to active duty at the same time and in the same unit.

Now after those years of telling her stories and answering questions,  Heidi has written the book “Honeymoon In Baghdad.” The Oswego author reads her favorite passage.

Imagine serving with your spouse in the armed forces in the same unit. Radkiewicz receives this comment all the time.

Her book reveals finding joy, faith, hope, and humor in unexpected places during that first year of marriage in the desert.  

On the joy.

On faith.

Then there should be the expected spouse’s worries as their truck convoy drove in Iraq.

In writing her first book, Radkiewicz believes it will attract many people.

When 50 Illinois authors meet in Oswego on Sunday, Heidi will be there.

The writers will represent all genres, hailing from Somonauk to Sandwich to Plano to Yorkville and five writers from Oswego.

On Sunday, the writers be part of a meet and greet at the Oswego Literary Festival at the downtown library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hear Mark's radio story, here: