Spouse Calls and Stories Around the Table Named Midwest Book Award Finalists

Spouse Calls and Stories Around the Table Named Finalists in Midwest Book Awards

(St. Paul, MN)—Award-winning independent publisher Elva Resa Publishing is pleased to announce that two of its titles have been recognized as finalists in the 25th Annual Midwest Book Awards.

Spouse Calls: Message From a Military Life by Terri Barnes Stories Around the Table, Elva Resa

Spouse Calls: Messages From a Military Life by Terri Barnes is a finalist for BEST MEMOIR and BEST CURRENT EVENTS book of the year.

Stories Around the Table: Laugher, Wisdom, and Strength in Military Life, with contributions from more than forty military family writers, is a finalist for BEST MEMOIR of the year.

Winners will be announced at the Midwest Book Awards Gala to be held on May 13, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM CT at the Olson Campus Center at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The awards, sponsored by the Midwest Independent Publishing Association, are judged by experts from all aspects of the book world, including publishers, writers, editors, librarians, teachers, and book designers. Judges select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence. MIPA serves a 12-state region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Spouse Calls: Messages From a Military Life is a collection of the best military life columns by respected journalist Terri Barnes, based on her popular weekly Spouse Calls column in Stars and Stripes. Through poignant personal stories, incisive interviews, and emotive reflections, Terri gives readers an inside look at the day-to-day hardships, victories, and many ways military life shapes, challenges, and enriches its families. Topics include motherhood, faith, friendship, family ties, war, current events, sacrifice, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Stories Around the Table: Laughter, Wisdom, and Strength in Military Life, written by more than forty military family members and edited by Barnes, serves up true vignettes from military life’s everyday and extraordinary moments. From tragic to humorous, these candid conversations shed insight on many aspects of life from a military perspective: friendship, depression, marriage, parenting, careers, children with special needs, infertility, mobile life, overseas assignments, deployment, reunion, finances, PTSD, grief, faith, and more. For a menu and full list of authors, visit StoriesAroundTheTable.com. Proceeds are shared with Operation Homefront.

Both books are available in bookstores, military exchanges, and direct: www.MilitaryFamilyBooks.com.

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ELVA RESA PUBLISHING LLC is an independent publisher based in St. Paul, Minnesota, whose mission is to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Its primary imprint specializes in books for and about military families.  www.ElvaResa.com, www.MilitaryFamilyBooks.com