Event: Women Writing About War: Four Authors Join Judy Woodruff

By on Monday, June 8, 2015

Ami Neiberger-Miller really enjoyed working with the National Veterans Legal Services Program to put together a discussion panel on May 27, 2015 called “Women Writing About War: Four Authors Join Judy Woodruff.”

Panel Participants

  • Gayle Tzemach Lemmon – author of the New York Times bestseller Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield (April 2015) and The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe (2011).
  • Kayla Williams – an Army veteran who served with the 101st Airborne and spouse of a seriously injured service member, author of Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War (2014) and Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army (2006).
  • Tanya Biank – military spouse and author of UNDAUNTED: The Real Story of America’s Service Women in America’s Military(2014) and Under the Sabers: the Unwritten Code of Army Wives (2006). Her 2006 book is the basis for the hit LIFETIME television series, Army Wives.
  • Kirsten Holmstedt – author of Girls Come Marching Home: The Stories of Women Warriors Returning From the War in Iraq(2009, 2011), Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq (2007).

Led by moderator Judy Woodruff, the discussion by the panelists was insightful and shed new light for attendees on the experiences of women serving in the military and military families.

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