The Edmonds Bookshop will host a book signing by Michael Schindler, author of the critically acclaimed “Operation Military Family” and a weekly columnist for My Edmonds News, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. May 3 in downtown Edmonds.
The success of Schindler’s book inspired the Navy veteran to launch the company Operation Military Family and its non-profit branch, OMF Cares, to better support military families through the stress of transition from deployment to civilian life.
“Operation Military Family” follows several families prior to deployment, during deployment and through transition. The couples share how they overcame many of the challenges faced by today’s military families during the stress of transition, and refute the common belief that military marriages cannot survive military life. Their stories and the resources contained within the book provide military families with a road map to begin their own journey toward a strong, successful relationship. The book has been endorsed by military leaders around the country, including General Tommy Franks, former Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Central Command, and U.S. Army General Pete Chiarelli.
“Freedom is not free, and no one knows it better than military men and women and their families,” said Franks. “Mike Schindler does a great job giving practical, ‘how-to’ pointers to help them strengthen their marriages. A great resource!”
Proceeds from the book go toward OMF Cares initiatives to support and strengthen military families. For more information and to purchase a book, visit www.omfcares.org.