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Author: Terri Barnes

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A well-respected columnist, Terri is the writer and creator of the weekly Stars and Stripes column Spouse Calls, which first appeared in 2007. Now published in print editions worldwide and online, Spouse Calls serves as a voice for military spouses and families, through personal stories, incisive interviews, news analysis, and interaction with readers.

Terri has been a member of the Washington, DC, press corps and has contributed to several other books about military life. Her work has appeared in Air Force/Army/Navy Times, The Huffington Post, and Books Make a Difference, as well as newspapers, magazines, and base publications in many of her adopted hometowns around the world.

Terri’s expertise in military life comes from long experience. Her father was a Vietnam veteran and career military man. She married her Air Force husband, Mark, in 1985. They have three children, Will, Jessie, and Wesley, born in military hospitals in Texas, Guam, and Arizona, respectively.

Terri is a cum laude graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she studied journalism. After living in eleven states, two foreign countries, and one U.S. territory, Terri is currently based in O Fallon, Illinois, which she estimates is her seventeenth new hometown as part of a military family.

About Spouse Calls: Messages From a Military Life, she says, “This book is the story of the people we know and the life we live in the neighborhood of our American military life.”

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Product Details
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Elva Resa Publishing (March 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1934617253
ISBN-13: 978-1934617250


Museum is seeking stories for two anthologies

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Author: Dave Grossman

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The Museum of the American Military Family is compiling stories for a book reflecting on war…

Attention New Mexicans, who are serving in the military, are military veterans, are members of a military family, and would like to write about your experience in that capacity…

Paul Zolbrod, Writer-in-Residence for the Albuquerque-based Museum of the American Military Family is seeking stories for its anthology “From the Front Line to the Home Front: New Mexicans Reflect on War.”

This anthology will include first-hand stories from all perspectives—service members, family members and friends who share their perspectives and experiences. Submissions can be about the recent Middle East campaigns, Vietnam, the Korean War era or World War II—and everything in between. All branches and ranks of the military should be represented.

How you can contribute:

Your story can be as long or as short as you choose. Just make it heartfelt, honest and interesting. We are looking for stories of trial and triumph and loss, stories that demonstrate the warmth and humor of military family life along with its inevitable tensions, offbeat stories that illustrate the variety that accompanies military life in war times–in other words– anything you want to tell of.

You don’t have to consider yourself an accomplished writer to participate. We will provide editorial services to sharpen your contribution.

The book will be arranged by stories of:

Pre-deployment,
Deployment
Post-deployment
Legacy & Aftermath
For more information or to submit a story, please e-mail Writer-in-Residence Paul Zolbrod at mamfwriter@gmail.com.

The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2016. Tentative publication date is scheduled for the fall. All stories become part of the Museum of the American Military Family Special Collection Library.


Authors: Scott, Sherer, Lyons

Army wives face very a very specific set of challenges. Frequent moves, lengthy separations, often being the single parent in the household, and no guarantees of a husband’s safe return can make life sometimes seem overwhelming. But some women have found ways to not only survive but thrive in the military environment. What are their secrets? What in depth advice can they offer? In this book twelve women who have learned how to make a happy and fulfilling life while married to military men share the keys to their success with the thousands of other spouses who are in the same situation.

 

Product Details

  • Series: Now You Tell Me!
  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Arundel Publishing (November 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933608315
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933608310

 

 


Graphic Novel Compilation: Clayton Murwin

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Product Details
Perfect Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: Heroes Fallen Studios Inc.; Volume 1 edition (February 3, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0983266700
ISBN-13: 978-0983266709


Anthology: Standing Down

feb booksStanding Down: From Warrior to Civilian was created for Talking Service, the Great Books Foundation’s initiative to develop reading and discussion programs for veterans, as well as their families, friends, service providers, and caregivers. Standing Down includes: Forty-four selections, from Homer’s Iliad to personal accounts of members of the service who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, and memoirs that speak to past experiences, concerns, and aspirations of those who have served in the military and made the often-difficult transition back into civilian life.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Great Books Foundation; 1ST edition (2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1939014530
  • ISBN-13: 978-1939014535