Broken Pieces

Jack Canon's American Destiny

Author Interview - Yvonne Jones

Saturday, September 28, 2013

How is this book different to other military resources?

One of the reasons I believe that so many people on the outside don’t know much about us is because it is nearly impossible to find information that specifically relates or pertains to the relationships held between military service members and their civilian parents, in-laws, siblings, or friends. There are tons of resources for military spouses and their children, but not much that promotes knowledge and information applicable to service members’ other important individuals in their lives (such as civilian friends and, civilian in-laws and so on).

If you look at the deployment topic, you would actually find some great guides out there for parents of the service member, for example. BUT when it comes to less covered topics, like moving, for example, then all you’d find is information for military families themselves. There’s not much out there that tries to explain the moving process to civilians. And this book tries to fill that void.

It is also different in that it tries to give voices to multiple different perspectives. For example, some topics are written from a service member’s point of view, while others are depicted from a spouse’s view point.

All is explained using plain language. You won’t find any military lingo, which otherwise might discourage a lot of potential readers, since they don’t understand it.

What is the setup of this book?

The book is actually a very quick read. I intentionally kept it relatively short and straight to the point. It is divided into 7 chapters. The first 2 are meant to introduce us, meaning it explains who we are as a military family. The 3rd chapter talks about the assignment process, while chapter 4 covers the actual relocation and everything it entails. Chapter 5 discusses military culture, and chapter 6 analyzes and explains what it is like for military families to go through a deployment and the process it involves. And chapter 7 will highlight some of the differences found between the civilian and military worlds.

The majority of the chapters are followed by the most common misconceptions of each of these topics.

Where can we find your book?

You can get the paperback from and the e-book version from Amazon for your kindle, as well as from Barnes and Noble for your nook.

You can also simply go to my website, where you’ll find all the necessary links to get your copy.

BUY IT, READ IT, AND PLEASE, PLEASE, SHARE IT! DON’T SIMPLY PUT IT INTO YOUR BOOKSHELF AFTER YOU’RE DONE READING IT. FEEL ABSOLUTELY FREE TO SHARE IT WITH YOUR FAMILY, YOUR FRIENDS, ANYBODY, REALLY. This is such an important topic. Everybody should know more about those men and women that protect our freedoms and rights, as well as about their families that support them on the home front. Like I said before: The American people need their military. But the Military also needs the American people. And believe me, you wouldn’t want it any other way!

Closing The Gap

For the first time, facts and common misconceptions about the Military Lifestyle have been accessibly presented and composed in a manner that specifically appeals to non-military friends and family members. This book is meant to apply to all families and friends of our service(wo)men of every branch within the military. It was written in order to make a positive difference by giving people within the civilian world the information they need to understand the experiences of and reconnect with those that protect their freedoms and rights. Stay close to your service members, for they truly need you.

Reviewed by “Circle of Moms” Top Military Bloggers:

“This resource is perfect for EVERYONE with ANY connection to the military community, and should be on everyone’s shelf!” – Judy Davis –

“[This] book is absolutely brilliant!” – Cat Lang –

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Genre – Military Family

Rating – G

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