(St. Paul, MN)—Award-winning independent publisher Elva Resa Publishing is pleased to announce the October 12, 2015, ebook release of Spouse Calls: Messages From a Military Life, a best-of collection of military life columns by respected journalist Terri Barnes.
First released in paperback in March 2014, Spouse Calls was recently awarded Gold/First Place in the Midwest Book Awards for Best Current Events/Political Science Book of the Year and was named a finalist for Best Essays in ForeWord Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards.
Terri’s Stars and Stripes column on which the book is based was also recognized by The National Society of Newspaper Columnists in June, earning second place in the nation for the best general interest column in a newspaper under 50,000 circulation. NSNC judges commended her for writing “with insight and remarkable sensitivity,” calling her columns “masterful” and “powerful.”
The book Spouse Calls features a collection of select essays on a wide range of topics, including motherhood, faith, friendship, family ties, war, current events, sacrifice, PTSD, moving, homecomings, and more. As a wife and mom, Terri highlights important, pivotal moments in her own family’s life as well as others’, in essays that resonate with both military and nonmilitary families.
“Many of the issues military families face are the same ones every American family faces, just in a different setting—a different setting every two or three years, in fact,” says Terri. “Moving colors our lives and complicates our marriages, parenting, and relationships with extended families. Moving and deployment are not military families’ only topics of conversation, but they are the backdrop, the setting, the environment of our lives.”
Through poignant personal stories, incisive interviews, and emotive reflections, Terri creates an historical snapshot of American and world affairs, preserving an important piece of our nation’s culture.
About the Author:
Terri Barnes is an accomplished journalist. Her work has appeared in Stars and Stripes, Air Force/Army/Navy Times, The Huffington Post, Books Make a Difference, and other newspapers, magazines, and base publications worldwide, as well as in several books about military life.
Terri is also the editor and a contributor to Stories Around the Table: Laughter, Wisdom, and Strength in Military Life, a collection of personal essays from more than forty military family writers about their military life experience. Stories Around the Table was awarded Silver for Best Anthology of the Year in ForeWord Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards.
Terri’s father was a Vietnam veteran and career military man. Her Air Force husband, Mark, recently retired after thirty years of active duty service. The couple now resides in Summerville, South Carolina. They have three adult children.
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
EBOOK RELEASE October 12, 2015
Title: Spouse Calls: Messages From a Military Life
Author: Terri Barnes
Publisher: Elva Resa Publishing
Publication Date: Ebook October 12, 2015 (Paperback, March 1, 2014)
More information: ElvaResa.com/book/spouse-calls/
ISBNs: 978-1-934617-25-0 Paperback
Format: ePub, Kindle; 6″x9″ paperback, 192 pages
Retail Price: $7.99 Ebook, $14.95 Paperback
Oct 12 and 13, the ebook will be available for $1.99 via MilitaryFamilyBooks.com and other major online booksellers.
Spouse Calls: Messages From a Military Life by Terri Barnes was awarded Gold/First Place in the Midwest Book Awards for Best Current Events/Political Science Book of the Year and was named a finalist for Best Essays in ForeWord Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards.
Stories Around the Table: Laughter, Wisdom, and Strength in Military Life, with contributions from more than forty military family writers, was awarded Silver for Best Anthology of the Year in ForeWord Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards and was a finalist for Best MEMOIR of the Year in the Midwest Book Awards.