The Churchill book is the ninth in the Best Little Stories series of historical books produced by the husband-and-wife writing team. They began in 1989 by self-publishing Best Little Stories from World War II. Two more self-published anecdotal histories soon followed, one on the history of the White House and one on the Civil War. Each book features a section by Mrs. Smyer-Kelly on the women of the historical period.
Mr. Kelly was a newspaper reporter for 20 years and now teaches news writing at the University of Virginia. Mrs. Smyer-Kelly is a former freelance writer for newspapers. In recent years she has served on the board of the Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center of Virginia in Charlottesville and as a member of the city’s Historical Resources Committee