Check out the backstory of MRS. LIEUTENANT at http://mjroseblog.typepad.com/backstory/2008/05/may-4-1970-oh-1.html/ and also my guest blog at www.thewriterslife.blogspot.com on this Day 3 of the MRS. LIEUTENANT virtual book tour.
Last night I watched - courtesy of Lifetime's website - the first season finale of Lifetime's wildly popular tv series ARMY WIVES, based on the non-fiction book by Tanya Biank. I wanted to be prepared for the second season premier this Sunday, June 8.
After the cliffhanger ending, vignettes of each of the main characters were featured. I particularly responded to the voice over that these women were from different classes and cultures and yet had one thing in common - THEY FELL IN LOVE WITH A SOLDIER.
And that's exactly what MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL is about - four very different women whose one thing in common is falling in love with a soldier. (ARMY WIVES and MRS. LIEUTENANT are both set against the background of unpopular U.S. wars - Afghanistan/Iraq and Vietnam, respectively.)
And I was just interviewed by Josh Coffman of The News-Enterprise in Kentucky about MRS. LIEUTENANT, which takes place in 1970 at Ft. Knox. I'm looking forward to reading his article because his news beat is Ft. Knox. (The above-mentioned backstory guest post describes my time at Ft. Knox.)
Coffman asked me what relevance my novel had today for women whose husbands are being deployed now. My response: The novel's underlying theme of sisterhood - of women bonding together to get through a difficult time - has as much relevance today as it did in 1970.
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