Brett Kiser is a freelance writer/researcher who took to heart the concept of writing what you know and enjoy. With a keen interest in Americana, notably baseball, military history and beautiful women, his passions led him to author The Pin-Up Girls of World War II and an earlier volume titled Baseball’s War Roster. He currently lives in central Missouri.
Born: January 1980 in Missouri
Education: Bachelor’s Degree from Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO
Favorite Literature and Literary Figures: Joseph Addison, Dante Alighieri, Anna Barbauld, Agatha Christie, Cicero, James Fenimore Cooper, Alphonse Daudet, Demosthenes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Hamlin Garland, Thomas Haliburton, Hesiod, David Hume, Henry James, Samuel Johnson, Joseph Joubert, Thomas Love Peacock, Edgar Allan Poe, Shirley Povich, William Shakespeare, William Gilmore Simms, Laurence Sterne, After Years by Theodor Storm, Characters by Jean de la Bruyere, Don Quixote by Cervantes, Eine Duplik by Gotthold Lessing, Glory of the Their Times by Lawrence Ritter, The Iliad by Homer, Miss Mehetabel’s Son by Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Opportunity by Edward Rowland Sill, Pleasures of Reading by Arthur J. Balfour, The Society of Women by Ludvig Holberg, Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet, The Teammates by David Halberstam, The Upper Berth by Francis M. Crawford, Wisdom and Knowledge by F.M. von Bodenstedt,
Preferred Pin-Ups: Elizabeth Allan, Lona Andre, Evelyn Ankers, Nancy Barrett, Susanne Benton, Sue Bernard, Erika Blanc, Lynda Carter, Peggie Castle, Lacey Chabert, Linda Christian, Diane Clare, Mara Corday, Jeanne Crain, Barbara Crampton, Beverly D’Angelo, Constance Dowling, Jinx Falkenburg, Rhonda Fleming, Paulette Goddard, Renee Godfrey, Jane Greer, Anne Gwynne, Rochelle Hudson, Olivia Hussey, Annabella Incontrera, Jill Ireland, Veronica Lake, Carole Landis, Valerie Leon, Virginia Mayo, Caroline Munro, Kate O’Mara, Debra Paget, Luan Peters, Jane Randolph, Elaine Riley, Ginger Rogers, Jane Russell, Sheila Ryan, Madeline Smith, Gene Tierney, Audrey Totter, Martha Vickers, Fay Wray
Baseball Figures I’d Put in the Hall of Fame: Jeff Bagwell, Dick Bartell, Craig Biggio, Ken Boyer, Tommy Bridges, Pete Browning, Cupid Childs, Lave Cross, Bad Bill Dahlen, Jake Daubert, Dom DiMaggio, Larry Doyle, Jimmy Dykes, Del Ennis, Dwight Evans, George Foster, Larry French, Jack Glasscock, Charlie Grimm, Heinie Groh, Stan Hack, Tom Henke, Gil Hodges, Indian Bob Johnson, Ted Kluszewski, Mickey Lolich, Firpo Marberry, Jim McCormick, Stuffy McInnis, Ed McKean, Minnie Minoso, Danny Murtaugh, Jim Mutrie, Buddy Myer, Buck O’Neil, Steve O’Neill, Mike Piazza, Billy Pierce, Vada Pinson, Dan Quisenberry, Charlie Root, Jimmy Ryan, Bob Shawkey, Urban Shocker, Ted Simmons, Vern Stephens, Harry Stovey, Fred Tenney, Alan Trammell, Cecil Travis, George Van Haltren, Hippo Vaughn, Mickey Vernon, Cy Williams, Eddie Yost, Nick Young