Heart of a Military Woman

Stories and Tributes to Those Who Serve Our Country

Heart of a Military Woman is a keepsake collection of true short stories, touching tributes and emotive poems, celebrating our active and retired service members. Historic, nostalgic and some quite recent, these are written by military members, their families and loved ones, sharing sentiments and pride as only they can.

Endorsed by Montel Williams, hear his interview with Sheryl Roush on Montel Across America, December 4, 2009, click here.

On June 5, 2010, Heart of a Military Woman received the Best Spiritual/ Inspirational book for 2009 from the San Diego Book Association Awards.

Swell with pride and feel Red, White and Blue all over as you read from such chapters as:

·  What Was it Like?, A Day in the Life, and On the Home Front
·  Enlisting, Recruitment, and Romance in the Ranks
·  Humor in Uniform, Setting the Bar, and Trailblazers
·  Blessings from Above, From the Journals and Wisdom
·  Gold Star Mothers, Living with Loss and Grief
·  Honoring Our Veterans, Tributes and Accolades
·  Military Brats, Military Moms and Missions

These are real stories, from real people, about real life.

She is a tough and formidable opponent… Yet her heart will soften and swell with pride as she looks at Old Glory or the men and women and children she serves and protects… Her heart aches for home and her loved ones, especially when she is far away… She is amazing in her ability to adapt, overcome adversity, do whatever it takes and still dance the night away if given a pair of heels, a dress and music. She laughs deeper, loves harder and her heart knows no bounds. That is the heart of a military woman.
– Debra Ann Ristau, USARNG Photo-journalist, California Army National Guard, Mother of a U.S. Marine Daughter

Women then were taught not to brag about what they do, so often they don’t talk about their service at all. Many children of Veterans admitted that they didn’t know anything about their mother’s service — until now.
– Kathie Hightower, LTC, USAR (Ret.)

Women in the military are some of the strongest people I’ve ever met.  Who else can endure 12 or more hours on the job, many times enduring discrimination, only to come home and slip into wife and mother role, cooking dinner, helping the kids with their homework, putting them to bed and then starting the entire cycle over again?
– Rhonda M. Lawson,
U.S. Army, Sergeant First Class

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Eldonna Lewis Fernandez, MSgt USAF Retired
A retired Air Force Master Sergeant with 23 years of honorable military service, Eldonna is an award-winning speaker with over 29 years of extensive leadership, management and supervisory experience. Affectionately known as the Pink Biker Chic™, she is a biker and empowerment coach for women – utilizing the PINK principles of  – Power, Integrity, Nurturing, and Knowledge. The Pink Biker Chic™ programs are the GPS for feminine transformation. Women go from heels to wheels with beginner and experienced rider transformational workshops, luxury weekend bike trips, and week long touring rides. Women move from the back seat to the front seat of the bike and in their own life as they steer themselves to a bright and successful future. Her programs include individual and group coaching, and a one-week no-ride, no-lecture retreat in Maui with The Peaceful Woman. 

Sheryl Roush
Sheryl is a female motivational speaker, and was the youngest woman to earn the elite Accredited Speaker designation from Toastmasters International, from over 4 million members in 146 countries. She is the CEO of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., and an 8-time business owner, with over 45 years experience in communication. Her live, hybrid and virtual presentations rekindle the spirit, raise the bar, and create excitement. She is a Certified Virtual Presenter, and has been presenting virtually on numerous platforms since 2009. Sheryl has presented on conference programs alongside Olivia Newton-John, Geena Davis, Marcus Buckingham, Marie Osmond, and others. A former Navy wife, she has great compassion and admiration for those who serve our country. Sheryl was twice crowned “Ms. Heart of San Diego” for her stellar contributions to women in her hometown community.


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Heart of a Military Woman (printed) ….. and on Kindle
Heart of a Mother (printed)
Heart of the Holidays (printed) ….. and on Kindle
Heart of a Woman in Business (printed)

Corazon de Mujer
(printed) (Heart of a Woman in Spanish)
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