Sundin #D70 ©2008 Linda Johnson Photography web (2)Greetings from Sarah Sundin! Today I have the honor of interviewing Debby Giusti, multi-published author of romantic suspense, her most recent series focusing on the military. Her latest, The Colonel’s Daughter, released just this month. Debby offers unique insight into the military mindset – not only is she a self-described “Army brat,” but she’s also an Army wife and an Army mom. That’s quite a heritage!

Debby, how did you get into writing? CAN Debby Giusti

Growing up, I loved to read and write, but I also loved science. My mother encouraged me to have a profession, so I majored in medical technology, and following graduation from The Ohio State University, I worked in the clinical laboratory.

I married an Army guy, and after our first child was born, I turned in my test tubes and Petri dishes to become a stay-at-home mom…although I didn’t really stay at home. I volunteered in my children’s schools, with the Red Cross, in my church, and in various organizations that helped young military wives transition into the Army way of life.

Early on, I published a few magazine articles and later wrote for medical publications. For over twelve years, I served on the editorial advisory board for Advance Magazine for Administrators of the Laboratory and wrote articles on emerging infectious diseases. Freelancing was reward, but I wanted to write full-length fiction and eventually sold to Love Inspired.

CAN Giusti BookHow many books do you have published?

My tenth book, The Colonel’s Daughter, is in bookstores this month. The General’s Secretary will be available in January. Both stories are part of my Military Investigations series that features heroes and heroines in the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division. The Officer’s Secret and The Captain’s Mission are still available in print and e-book.

As well as being an Army wife, I’m also an Army brat and Army mom, so writing a military series has been very satisfying. Because of my laboratory background, I enjoy medical stories as well and have used the information I researched for my magazine articles in my Magnolia Medical series, published by Love Inspired.

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Stories Of Faith And Courage From The Home Front by Karen Whiting and Jocelyn Green

Web sites:

www.jocelyngreen.com

www.karenwhiting.com

www.homefrontcourage.com

ISBN-10: 0899571654

ISBN-13: 978-0899571652

This devotional book contains 365 true stories of struggles, courage, and actions of women, children, and men involved in the home front of American wars, in chronological order, from the French Indian War through the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. These stories illustrate effective prayers, heroism, volunteer efforts, and daily courage. Special weekend devotions consist of original words from a journal, newspaper, letter, or newspaper, and glimpses into life during that era, such as fashion, pastimes, work, and celebrations. Each story includes a coordinated Scripture and a prayer for today’s military, families, or individuals encountering struggles.

Karen Whiting

Karen Whiting, wife of a retired Coast Guard Officer, is an international speaker and former television host. She is the author of sixteen books, including the popular inspirational craft series for tween girls, God’s Girls; Secrets of Success for Women Time and the Home (AMG Publishers) and a daily devotional for women, The 365 Most Important Bible Passages for Women. Karen is a Blue Star Mother. She and her husband Jim have been active members of Officers’ Christian Fellowship for over thirty years and currently help with OCF ministry at the US Naval.

Karen is a mother (including two servicemen) and a grandmother of eight. Visit her at www.Karenwhiting.com, or email her at Karen@karenwhiting.com.

Jocelyn Green

Jocelyn Green, the wife of a former Coast Guard officer, is an award-winning author, freelance writer, and editor. She is the author of Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives (Moody 2008), and Faith Deployed . . . Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives (Moody 2011), along with contributing writers. She is also co-author of Battlefields & Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq/Afghanistan (AMG Publishers 2009). Her first novel, Wedded to War, will release from River North (an imprint of Moody Publishers) in July 2012.

Jocelyn and her husband Rob live with their two children in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Visit her at www.faithdeployed.com, www.jocelyngreen.com, or email her at jocelyn@jocelyngreen.com.

This new release information was uploaded by Cecelia Dowdy! Happy reading!

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