About Elva Resa

Founded in 1997, Elva Resa Publishing is an award-winning, mission-driven, traditional independent publishing company specializing in quality resources about military family life. Our mission is to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

We publish books, magazines, newsletters, and workshop materials by, for, and about military families. We work with military and community organizations, family support groups, nonprofits, schools, health care companies, legislators, and many other groups to produce quality resources that support military family members of all ages and for all service branches. Please contact us for resource ideas for your next program or to inquire about customized products and services for your organization.

Our Team

We have an exceptional team of publishing professionals who have a passion for good books and extensive experience in publication research, writing, editing, design, marketing, and public relations. If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our jobs page.

Where to Buy

You can find Elva Resa books anywhere books are sold. All major wholesalers and booksellers carry our books, in store and online. Our ebooks are available from all major etailers. Purchasing direct from MilitaryFamilyBooks.com supports military family programs.


Due to the large number of queries we receive, we accept submissions via a call-for-manuscripts process. Please visit our submissions page for the current schedule and guidelines.

What does the name Elva Resa mean?

In a literal Swedish translation, “elva” means “eleven” and “resa” means “journey.” It has been said that entrepreneurs fail ten times before they succeed. When our founders were searching for a name for this new company, they drew from the heritage of an incredible Swedish woman (Gramma) and decided to begin with the eleventh journey.

Trademarks and Copyrights

Elva Resa® is a registered trademark of Elva Resa Publishing.
Seasons of Transition™ is trademark of Elva Resa Publishing.
All publications and content published by Elva Resa Publishing is the copyright of either the author, artist, or publisher as designated on the copyright page.
Articles published in our online publications are copyright Elva Resa Publishing unless otherwise noted.
The Neenah Paper logo is a trademark of Neenah, Inc.
All other partner logos are trademarks or property of their respective owners and are used in support of our respective relationships.

Business Designations

Elva Resa Publishing is a limited liability company founded in Minnesota. We are a registered manufacturer, reseller, and wholesaler qualifying as a women-owned small business. Our DBAs include Elva Resa, Military Family Books, and Books Make a Difference. Our publications include Books Make a Difference magazine, Seasons of My Military Student, Military Family Life, and Surviving Deployment.

Elva Resa owns and operates Military Family Books, a specialty bookstore specializing in resources for and about military and first-responder families.

Elva Resa / Military Family Books has successfully sourced federal and state military and government contracts for more than twenty years. We are a preferred supplier to government, military, education, and healthcare organizations. Our products are also included in GSA catalogs of many of our wholesale partners.

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