It's been an absolute whirlwind of activity since my new book, Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife, was released on October 15! The book has already gotten a tremendously positive response from readers and reviewers alike, and I'm so grateful for everyone's support.
Even though it has only been a couple of weeks, I feel I've learned so much from this transformative process.
I've learned that the wives of wounded warriors are rallying behind this book. At a book signing at Bay Books in Coronado, I sold 100 copies in a single night! Many of them to spouses of veterans who live in my hometown and surrounding areas. It was humbling and inspiring to speak with them and hear their supportive words. Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife is currently ranked #27 in Amazon's Military Families topic, and I'm thrilled to know that it is being read by the spouses of injured veterans all over the country.
I've learned that these stories resonate with caregivers of all kinds, not just spouses to injured veterans. Speaking with readers and reading their reviews on Amazon has taught me that all caregivers yearn to be recognized and praised for their tireless work. My book shares anecdotes and offers advice that will support everyone who engages in care-giving, from parents of special needs children to anyone looking after their own aging parents. It's gratifying to see that others are recognizing this, too!
I've learned that my passion for this topic and desire to help this community is just growing stronger. I won't lie: Researching and writing this book was a long and sometimes exhausting process. But now that it's out in the world, I find myself thoroughly invigorated. I'm excited to do even more to support wounded warriors' wives in every way that I can.
With that in mind, I'm looking forward to SPA Day on November 6 – an event that is now in its ninth year! – and connecting with another amazing group of women.
And I'm continuing to spread the word about Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife through press appearances all over the country and a handful of in-person bookstore events. Take a peek below to see if I'll be visiting your hometown, and for a few nationally broadcast interviews you can tune into!
BARBARA MCNALLY PRESS AND BOOKSTORE APPEARANCES
Friday, November 4
11:00 p.m. EST
Westwood One Radio Network: “The Jim Bohannon Show”
(Nationally syndicated to 500 stations!)
Thursday, November 10
Around 8:30 a.m. EST
“Virginia This Morning,” Richmond, VA
WTVR-TV (CBS Affiliate)
3:30 p.m. CST
Wisconsin Public Radio, “Central Time” with Rob Ferrett and Veronica Rueckert
This show is nationally syndicated throughout the Midwest
6:30 p.m. EST
Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA
Book signing event! Hope to see you there!
Friday, November 11
Around 8:30 a.m. EST
“Great Day Washington,” Washington, D.C.
WUSA-TV (CBS Affiliate)
10:30 a.m. EST
Sirius XM Radio “The Maggie Linton Show”