Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Authors Share the Impact Deployment Has on Military Families

Co-authors Jennifer MackInday and Patti Donahue of the new non-fiction book "Friends for Life: Strangers Brought Together by the War in Iraq" were interview guests on YourMilitary.com's BlogTalkRadio show YourMilitaryLife.com. The book provides an inside look into the lives of military families during deployment and the return of loved ones from war zones.

The two women met online when Jennifer's brother James and Patti's son Jon were deployed in the 2003-2004 time period. Both men were part of the U.S. Army's Deuce Four Stryker Brigade in the fight to secure Mosul; James as a driver and Jon as a medic.

After both men returned home, it took a long time before James was diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as well as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Jon sought treatment for his own PTSD.

The authors had saved correspondence from James and Jon during their deployment. And after the men returned to the U.S. the two women realized that they could write a book to share with Americans what military families go through. In fact, one important element of the book is the inclusion of resources to help military personnel and their families.

Listen to the show now.

And then get the book at http://friendsforlifebook.weebly.com/

Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of the novel MRS. LIEUTENANT and the co-author of the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION. She is also an Internet business consultant and the co-host of the BlogTalkRadio show YourMilitaryLife.com.

Phyllis' company provides Internet marketing training as well as social media marketing to promote your business more effectively.

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