Jessica Redmond has worked as a teacher, freelance journalist, Peace Corps volunteer, and community organizer, but one of her most challenging roles has been as a military wife.
In April 2003, during their first year of marriage, her husband was sent to Iraq as part of the U.S. Army’s First Armored Division. As the deployment dragged on, Jessica set out to discover how other wives were coping. She tells six women’s stories in her first book, A Year of Absence.
Jessica has written for Stars and Stripes and The Dallas Morning News.