Open When: Letters of Encouragement for Military Spouses Releases Sept. 21, 2021


Encouraging book presents military life information in “Open When” letter format

(St. Paul, MN)—Elva Resa Publishing, an award-winning independent publisher specializing in books for and about military families, is pleased to announce the September 21, 2021 release of Open When: Letters of Encouragement for Military Spouses by Lizann Lightfoot.

This collection of informative letters for military spouses offers encouraging words and practical advice in a unique format. Military spouses often write “open when” letters for their service members to take with them when away from home. Lizann wanted to turn that encouragement back to her fellow military spouses, using the open when format to share friend-to-friend wisdom.

Readers choose topics and letters to read when they are facing specific military life situations, such as planning a military wedding, attending a military ball, giving birth while a spouse is deployed, moving across country on short notice, making friends in a new community, preparing to leave active duty, and many other moments in between.

“It is my hope that no military loved one will ever feel alone, even if they still haven’t found connections in the military community,” says Lizann. “In my work, I try to encourage military spouses in whatever they’re going through, whether that’s deployment or feeling lonely in a new place.”

Lizann’s Open When letters deliver that special message from a friend who understands, with reassurance, helpful ideas, and simple reminders of personal strength.

Applicable for any service branch.

About the Author
Lizann Lightfoot is a professional writer, military spouse, and mother of five. Her Open When letters are based on her experiences as a girlfriend, fiancée, and wife through two decades of her Marine husband’s service, seven deployments, and several military moves. She is known in the military community as The Seasoned Spouse for sharing her experience with other military loved ones on her blog of the same name.


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Open When: Letters of Encouragement for Military Spouses releases September 21, 2021.
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Title: Open When: Letters of Encouragement for Military Spouses
: Lizann Lightfoot
Publisher: Elva Resa Publishing
Publication Date: September 21, 2021
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ISBN 978‐1‐934617‐59-5
Format: 6″ x 9″ Paperback, 256 pages
Retail Price: $19.95
Case Quantity: 32

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