To wrap up A Girl’s Guide to the Military series I asked my friend Trish Alegre-Smith to interview me about my new book A Girl’s Guide to Military Service. In this interview, we talk about why I wrote the book. How did I decide to work with a publisher? And who the book is for and what you can find in it.
A Girl’s Guide to Military Service
I hope this interview will help you understand a little bit more about the book and also about me. And hopefully, you can hear the passion behind my voice and why I want to help young women considering military service. My own experience was full of luck and even some mistakes. I wish I had this book to help guide me to make the right choice for me. Doing what is suitable for me and not what I think others want me to do is still a challenge I face today. So maybe that is another reason why this book is so important.
I also want to get this book into the hands of as many people as I can. If you know someone who works with young women and think this book with being valuable please share it with them. Bulk orders are possible through my publisher Elva Resa.
And I want to wrap this post up highlighting what some of my early readers had to say about the book.
“… a solid, factual, and practical guide to help young women make a major life decision with confidence. … This guide will make certain every young woman considering military service … will be prepared to succeed, no matter what choice she makes. Strongly recommended.”
—Mari K. Eder, Major General, US Army (Ret)
“… Amanda shares advice through her own personal experience as a former Air Force officer. … a perfect guide to help any woman considering life in uniform get straight talk on how it all works …”
—Jose Velazquez, Sergeant Major, US Army Public Affairs (Ret)
“… a how-to guide to join the military from a female service member’s perspective, providing guidance and resources from inception through planning for the end of your military career. … On a scale of 1 to 10, I definitely give this book a 10! … should be required reading for every young woman pondering the thought of a military lifestyle.”
—Danielle De Leon Guerrero, US Air Force veteran, founder of Served Like HER, Inc.
“… From detailing the all-important questions young women should ask themselves to decide if military service is right for them, to expertly explaining the personalities and missions of each service branch … the critical difference between serving as a commissioned officer versus enlisting after high school … plus insight into the realities of workplace dynamics when you’re the only woman (or one of a handful) in the unit … a must-have resource …”
—Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, US Air Force veteran, author of B.R.A.N.D. Before Your Resumé
“Wow! … this book is incredibly informative and real! Transparency and authentic viewpoints are needed (and highly desired) when a young woman is making the decision to join the service. … really great insights by a woman veteran … I highly recommend this book to any young woman, and her family members, who are looking for real insights on considering joining the service. …”
—Destinee Prete, Ph.D., US Army veteran, president of We2AreVets