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Center for Women Veterans (CWV)


Women Veterans Book Corner

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Highlighted Women Veteran Authors  |  How to Participate  |  Background

The Center is excited about all of the wonderful programs we have going on and would like to take time to share an invitation to participate in the CWV Women Veterans Book Corner, which will highlight some of our Nation’s amazing women Veteran authors.

Highlighted Women Veteran Authors
Picture of Kate Anslinger May 2024
Kate Anslinger
U.S. Air Force
Author of Saving Jason
Read Kate’s story »
Picture of Uquay Baker April 2024
Uquay Baker
U.S. Marine Corps
Author of Destiny And The Bully
Read Uquay’s story »
Picture of Joanna Rakowski March 2024
Joanna Rakowski
U.S. Army
Author of Chasing the Daylight: One Woman’s Journey to Becoming a U.S. Army Intelligence Officer
Read Joanna’s story »
Picture of Jalesa Heneke February 2024
Jalesa Heneke
U.S. Navy
Author of When the Miracle Doesn’t Happen
Read Nicole’s story »
Picture of Nicole Mitchell Colley January 2024
Nicole Mitchell Colley
U.S. Army
Author of I Am Beautifully Made: A Self-Love and Self-Discovery Journal
Read Nicole’s story »
Picture of Shannon Huffman Polson December 2023
Shannon Huffman Polson
U.S. Army
Author of The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience and Leadership in the Most Male Dominated Organization in the World
Read Shannon’s story »
Picture of CJ Scarlet November 2023
CJ Scarlet
U.S. Marine Corps
Author of Raising Badass Kids: The Parents’ Guide to Predator-Proofing Tweens & Teens
Read CJ’s story »
Picture of Carolyn Johnson-Graham October 2023
Carolyn Johnson-Graham
U.S. Army
Author of I’m Working On Me
Read C. Jai’s story »
Picture of Phoebe Sisk September 2023
Phoebe Sisk
U.S. Marine Corps
Author of Letters from the Last Pope
Read Phoebe’s story »
Picture of Jasmine Rush August 2023
Jasmine Rush
U.S. Navy
Author of Help Me Tell, Finding Your Voice After Trauma
Read Jasmine’s story »
Picture of Claudia Bartow July 2023
Claudia Bartow
U.S. Army National Guard
Author of I Served: A military service reflection guide
Read Claudia’s story »
Picture of Anita Gibbs-Bratton June 2023
Anita “Nikki” Gibbs-Bratton
U.S. Army
Author of Not Easy Being Me
Read Nikki’s story »
Picture of Beverly Smith-Tillery May 2023
Beverly Smith-Tillery
U.S. Army Reserve
Author of The Invisible Wounds of War, My Redemption
Read Beverly’s story »
Picture of Stacey Bulluck April 2023
Stacey Bulluck
U.S. Army
Author of Regaining Power Through Resilience: Don’t Let Your Brain Go Numb
Read Stacey’s story »
Picture of Alicia Dill March 2023
Alicia Dill
U.S. Army National Guard
Author of Squared Away and Beyond Sacrifice
Read Alicia’s story »
Picture of Karla L. McCullum February 2023
Karla L. McCullum
U.S. Army
Author of Lessons Learned From Dating; Moving Past the Hurt into Your Blessings
Read Karla’s story »
Picture of Estacy Colon Porter January 2023
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 »
Picture of Dr. Antoinette Allen December 2022
Dr. Antoinette Allen
U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard
Author of Bras, Bootstraps, and the Bible: Stories of Resilience
Read Antoinette’s story »
Picture of Aurea Franklin November 2022
Aurea Franklin
U.S. Army
Author of Silent Freedom
Read Aurea’s story »
Picture of Amanda Huffman October 2022
Amanda Huffman
U.S. Air Force 2007-2013
Author of Women of the Military
Read Amanda’s story »
Picture of Jessica Pekari September 2022
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 »
Picture of Valerie AnnMarie Ormond August 2022
Valerie AnnMarie Ormond
U.S. Navy 1984-2009
Author of Believing in Horses
Read Valerie’s story »
Picture of Tanya R. Whitney July 2022
Tanya R. Whitney
U.S. Army 1983-2010
Author of A Soldier’s Journey Home
Read Tanya’s story »
Picture of Tamara D. Files June 2022
Tamara D. Files
U.S. Army 1989-1993
Author of Sitting on the Moon and The Leopard Butterfly
Read Tamara’s story »
Picture of Mari K. Eder May 2022
Mari K. Eder
U.S. Army 1977-2013
Author of The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line
Read Mari’s story »
Picture of M.B. Dallocchio April 2022
M.B. Dallocchio
U.S. Army 1998-2006
Author of The Desert Warrior
Read M.B.’s story »
Picture of Sandra Stosz March 2022
Sandra Stosz
U.S. Coast Guard 1982-2018
Author of Breaking Ice and Breaking Glass: Leading in Uncharted Waters
Read Sandra’s story »
Picture of Ina Johnson Myers February 2022
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 »
Picture of Lisa Washington January 2022
Lisa Washington
U.S. Navy 1995-1999
Author of Kaleigh
Read Lisa’s story »
Picture of Hillary Herbst December 2021
Hillary “Herby” Herbst
U.S. Coast Guard 2005-2018
Author of Weight Out
Read Herby’s story »
Picture of Dianna Good Sky September 2021
Dianna Good Sky
U.S. Navy 1980-1995
Author of Warrior Spirit Rising
Read Dianna’s story »
Picture of Irene Trowell-Harris March 2021
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 »
Picture of Julia Maki Pyrah January 2021
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 »
Picture of Angel Pilato November 2020
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

To get started:

  • Fill in the “About the Veteran and her book” section. Please ensure to use full sentences, proper grammar, and no profanity.
  • Fill in your replies to each question with full sentences, proper grammar, and no profanity.
  • Once completed, please send the submission form to with the Subject: “Women Veterans Book Corner.”
    • Include a high-resolution photo of you, preferably the one used for your book biography, and a photograph of the book cover.
    • Include an E-Copy of your book with your submission.

*Please include as much of the requested material as possible, as it is necessary to complete and publish it on our site. Please answer each question with full sentences, as we will turn your submission into a blog that will be shared on VA News*

*Please Note: Due to the number of submissions and legal guidelines we cannot highlight every book submitted, you will be contacted if your book is selected and notified of when it will be published on VA News and CWV social media.


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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