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Hightower & Scherer: Military Spouse Journey
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Hightower & Scherer: Military Spouse Journey

by Terri Barnes

Kathie Hightower and Holly Scherer share more than credits on a book cover. For two decades, the pair of military spouses have presented workshops to encourage and empower military spouses to pursue their passions. Their new book, Military Spouse Journey, is due out this fall, and Kathie and Holly are just as passionate about the difference they are making today as they were when they started this journey. […]

Deborah Tainsh: Writing Through Grief
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Deborah Tainsh: Writing Through Grief

by Meagan Frank

Deborah Tainsh never set out to write a book about the loss of a child, nor did she envision becoming a children’s writer as she processed her grief. But after the death of her stepson in Iraq, Deborah wrote two books to help others and has made it her life’s mission to use words and stories to make sense of the senseless and to offer love to the lonely. […]

Nancy Polette: Catching Readers for 70 Years
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Nancy Polette: Catching Readers for 70 Years

by Meagan Frank

Nancy Polette’s first published poem made its mark on the pages of a children’s magazine when she was ten years old. At about that same time, a 34-year-old American named Virginia Hall was limping her way onto the Gestapo’s most wanted list as a one-legged World War II spy in France. The two women were separated by thousands of miles and two decades of living, but their stories would eventually cross paths. […]