Saturday, February 26, 2011

Press Release: MRS. LIEUTENANT

As you already know, marketing expert Phyllis Zimbler Miller has been answering marketing questions here on my blog on the fifth day of every month for the past year and a half. Phyllis' posts obtain a wealth of information and have helped many authors, young and old. Today I'd like to reciprocate by sharing with you a press release on Phyllis' behalf. 



Website Best Army Wives Launches Book Club March 1 With Novel “Mrs. Lieutenant”
The website BestArmyWives.com launches a book club March 1 with the Vietnam War-era novel “Mrs. Lieutenant,” which was a 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semi-finalist.
Irion Arce, creator of the site and the book club, has assigned chapters to each of the four weeks of the month-long website discussion.  Chapter assignments are at http://bestarmywives.com/book-club/
In addition, at the end of each week of assigned chapters, an online discussion with author Phyllis Zimbler Miller will be held and everyone is invited to participate.  Registration is at http://www.mrslieutenant.com/march-book-club/ along with links to read the entire novel online for free.
“Mrs. Lieutenant” takes place in the spring of 1970 – right after the Kent State National Guard shootings and President Nixon’s two-month incursion into Cambodia – when four newly married young women come together at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, as their husbands go on active duty as officers in the U.S. Army.
Different as these four women are, they have one thing in common: Their overwhelming fear that, right after these nine weeks of training, their husbands could be shipped out to Vietnam – and they could become war widows.
Sharon is a Jewish anti-war protester who fell in love with an ROTC cadet; Kim is a Southern Baptist whose husband is intensely jealous; Donna is a Puerto Rican who grew up in an enlisted man’s family; and Wendy is a Southern black whose parents have sheltered her from the brutal reality of racism in America.
The author was a new Mrs. Lieutenant in the spring of 1970 when her ROTC husband attended Armor Officers Basic at Ft. Knox before training at Ft. Holabird as a Strategic Intelligence Officer (MOS 9300) and being assigned to the 18th Military Battalion in Munich, Germany, from September 1970 to May 1972.
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5 comments :

  1. One of the nice things about blogging is the way groups of like minded people get together and support each other and your blog is a prime example of this Joylene.
    Mrs Lieutenant sounds like a book that will be just as relevant in todays climate as the time it's set in and I'm sure it will find an audience with the support of people like you.
    I hope you're having a great Sunday my friend.

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  2. Thank you, Paul. I'm being selfish though. Surrounding myself with talented and inspiring writers gives me the fuel I need to keep going. What a lonely world it would be without all of you.

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  3. Congratulations, Phyllis!
    And I enjoy your advice, always!

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  4. Thanks, Carol. Have a wonderful week.

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  5. Hi Joylene and Phyllis .. I love Phyllis' advice .. things went slightly haywire at the beginning of 2011 & I got rather left behind .. so am now catching up .. before I get snowed under again ..

    Mrs Lieutenant will definitely resonate today - as Paul mentions ..

    Thanks - Hilary

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