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Women Veterans Book Corner

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Highlighted Women Veteran Authors  |  How to Participate  |  Background

We are excited about all of the wonderful programs we have going on and would like to take time to share an exciting invitation about the next feature! We are happy to share our new CWV Women Veterans Book Corner, which will highlight some of our Nation’s amazing women Veteran authors.

Highlighted Women Veteran Authors
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Estacy Colon Porter
U.S. Army
Author of It’s Not the Same: Self-Care strategies to step into your healing with Grit, Grace and Resilience
Read Estacy’s story »
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Lori J. Robinson
U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard
Author of Bras, Bootstraps, and the Bible: Stories of Resilience
Read Lori’s story »
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Aurea Franklin
U.S. Army
Author of Silent Freedom
Read Aurea’s story »
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Amanda Huffman
U.S. Air Force 2007-2013
Author of Women of the Military
Read Amanda’s story »
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Jessica Pekari
U.S. Army 2006-2010
Author of Bombs to Trails: Interweaving Heritage, Life, and PTSD on the Pacific Crest Trail
Read Valerie’s story »
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Valerie AnnMarie Ormond
U.S. Navy 1984-2009
Author of Believing in Horses
Read Valerie’s story »
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Tanya R. Whitney
U.S. Army 1983-2010
Author of A Soldier’s Journey Home
Read Tanya’s story »
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Tamara D. Files
U.S. Army 1989-1993
Author of Sitting on the Moon and The Leopard Butterfly
Read Tamara’s story »
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Mari K. Eder
U.S. Army 1977-2013
Author of The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line
Read Mari’s story »
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M.B. Dallocchio
U.S. Army 1998-2006
Author of The Desert Warrior
Read M.B.’s story »
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Sandra Stosz
U.S. Coast Guard 1982-2018
Author of Breaking Ice and Breaking Glass: Leading in Uncharted Waters
Read Sandra’s story »
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Ina Johnson Myers
U.S. Army
Author of Girl, Don’t Play!!! Pray!!!! The Professional Women’s Guide to Identifying His Brokenness
Read Ina’s story »
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Lisa Washington
U.S. Navy 1995-1999
Author of Kaleigh
Read Lisa’s story »
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Hillary “Herby” Herbst
U.S. Coast Guard 2005-2018
Author of Weight Out
Read Herby’s story »
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Dianna Good Sky
U.S. Navy 1980-1995
Author of Warrior Spirit Rising
Read Dianna’s story »
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Irene Trowell-Harris
U.S. Air National Guard 1963-1986, 1994-2001 and U.S. Air Force 1987-1993
Author of Bridges: A Life Building and Crossing Them
Read Irene’s story »
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Julia Maki Pyrah
U.S. Navy for five years and currently in the U.S. Air National Guard.
Author of My Mom Hunts Submarines
Read Julia’s story »
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Angelica “Angel” Pilato, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.), Ph. D.
U.S. Air Force 1967-1972 active duty and Reserve 1974-1991.
Author of Angel’s Truck Stop: A Woman’s Love, Laughter, and Loss during the Vietnam War
Read Angel’s story »
How to Participate

Are you a woman Veteran author, or do you know of one? CWV would love to highlight your book, download and complete the submission form. Return the completed form and 3-5 high-resolution photos, include at least one of the photos of you in uniform, a picture of the cover of your book, and attach an electronic copy of your book. Send your completed package to with the subject of “CWV Authors Book Corner submission” for Author of the Month. Please include as much of the requested material as possible, as it is necessary to complete and publish it on our site.

Due to the number of submissions, we can not highlight every book submitted, you will be contacted if your book is selected.


The Women Veteran Authors Book Corner Initiative was developed to create a place for women Veterans to come together and support their sister Veterans who are authors, share in their stories, and learn more about their journey. This initiative will highlight the amazing contributions of women Veterans in all capacities, increasing awareness about the women Veteran authors who are in our communities and give them a platform to come together, share their love for reading with their sister Veterans, and inspire them who seek to become authors.

The purpose of this initiative is to recognize women Veterans who are published authors; create a platform for women Veterans who enjoy reading and writing to come together, encourage each other and share; and inspire other women Veterans to express themselves through writing.

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