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kate-marshall's picture
Oct.18.2012
David and I have heard from a number of military couples who have used our couples journal, What I Love About You, as a way to stay connected during training and deployments. It gratifies us to think that this little journal is giving some comfort to military families serving our country. Last week...
kristen-j-tsetsi's picture
Oct.03.2012
A friend told me I was being too “journalistic” when answering interview questions about Pretty Much True… :   You wrote a fictional story in which the characters and actions were different but the feelings and the fear were the same. Get PERSONAL. I never wanted to do that before, because I...
kristen-j-tsetsi's picture
May.04.2011
Only 6-9% of military spouses are male, and Wayne Perry, 32, became one of them last year. His wife Andrea met with an Army recruiter in February of 2010, her decision influenced by the uncertain economy and a desire for a steady, stable income. “The area we lived in didn’t offer much...
kristen-j-tsetsi's picture
Apr.12.2011
"LIKE IT FOR TIME" ASKS CIVILIAN AND MILITARY CHILDREN ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO JOIN TOGETHER DURING MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD As Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launch their initiative to honor military families, LIFT launches its own project to get kids excited about reaching out to...
pamela-ferris-olson's picture
Nov.01.2010
  Like any good mother, Starline Nunley wanted to do something for her son. Her son is U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Parker Frawley. When asked what she could do for him, Frawley’s response was that he and the other men and women he served with in the Middle East were well supplied, but his four-...
kristen-j-tsetsi's picture
Sep.21.2009
The brain child of Kindle author Edward Patterson, who wanted to find a way to support military deployed overseas, Operation EBook Drop began small. In a post on the Kindle Boards - an online community for Kindle authors and readers - Patterson writes, "Today on Amazon I bumped into a soldier...
kristen-j-tsetsi's picture
Sep.11.2009
For the last few days, I - and several other authors who have work on Smashwords and Kindle - have been downloading mobi files (from Smashwords) to send free books and stories to deployed soldiers. When Ian was deployed, he couldn't have enough reading material for his down time. Started by author...
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Sep.08.2009
A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from a blog talk radio host just hours before we were due to go live. The host, afraid to upset the show’s listeners, wanted to change topics from talking (with a book club) about Homefront’s story and characters  to talking about publishing and writing,...
kristen-j-tsetsi's picture
Jun.03.2009
Homefront is the first book to tear off the yellow ribbon and expose the raw and complex experience of waiting for a lover to survive a war. June 3, 2009 – NASHVILLE, TN – Homefront, featured on WNPR’s “Faith Middleton Show,” is Kristen Tsetsi’s critically-acclaimed semi-autobiographical debut...
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Apr.18.2009
Please click here for an intro to my campaign to raise money for troops. The link takes you to my personal blog, where you'll find an explanation, as well as a pretty intimate letter I sent Ian while he was deployed. If you're uncomfortable clicking, please leave a reply here and I'll copy the post...