Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome author Alia Reese, author Bonnie Latino, and Successful Military Wife founder Kay Putnam
Alia Reese is the award winning author of the American Hero Books® series for military children. Her first book, American Hero Books®: My Daddy is a Marine, was written for her children as a way to teach them about their father’s very important job and to help them stay connected to him while he was away for frequent deployments and training exercises. Mrs. Reese has a Master’s Degree in Psychology and spent several years working in the Marine Corps’ Key Volunteer Program as a Unit Coordinator and Advisor helping other military families learn about resources available to overcome the obstacles inherent to military life. Prior to military life Mrs. Reese was a collegiate rowing coach and now spends her days researching, writing, chasing a very active preschooler, and trying to stay ahead of a way too savvy tween while continuing to navigate the waters of life as a Marine Corps family.American Hero Books®: My Daddy is a Marine is an award winning book that helps young children understand and feel proud of Daddy’s very important job and keeps him present in their mind when he is away for training and deployment.
Each page discusses a fundamental aspect of what Daddy does as a US Marine and includes photographs of real Marines at work. AND this book is uniquely formatted so that each page opens at the top and you can insert your own pictures over those that come in the book.
This personalizable book is a terrific gift and keepsake for a young child. It is designed for infant-preschool age children but written at a beginning reader level so all children can safely enjoy it.
A former columnist for Stars and Stripes newspaper in Europe, Bonnie Latino has won national writing awards for fiction and non-fiction. She is passionate about the written word, supporting America’s men and women in uniform, and her baby Bichon, Sweetie Pie, a name that is appropriate, Bonnie says, only when the little dog is fast asleep. Bonnie’s addictions include Diet Dr. Pepper, shopping at Chico’s, and Alabama football “Roll Tide!” She lives and writes for Alabama publications in southwest Alabama. She is married to retired Colonel Tom Latino. The couple enjoyed Air Force assignments to Guam, Greece, Great Britain, Germany, and Hawaii as well as in California, Mississippi, New York, and three assignments in Texas.
Bonnie Latino met her co-author, New Jersey writer (and civilian) Bob Vale, online in a professional military forum on CompuServe. They have been writing together professionally for over a decade. Although they have never met in person, their novel, “Your Gift to Me” won the 2012 Gold Medal for Military Super Romance from the Military Writers Society of America and the 2012 Silver Medal for Inspirational/Healing Fiction from the Stars and Flags Book Awards, Branson, MO.
Kaye Putnam is a marketing consultant for small businesses with a mission to help military spouses figure out how to turn their passions into a career that works with their military lifestyle. She designed her first website in the 5th grade, and then started as an entrepreneur as an idealistic 17 year old. After 5 years of exponential growth, she shifted gears to focus on her passion for online marketing and branding. She launched the Successful Military Wife site in the beginning of 2013 to educate and empower military spouses to create their own massive success and PCS-Proof Life.
Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.