Elena Miliaresis, Marine spouse turned film maker, joins us today to talk about her special project, WHILE TIME STANDS STILL:
I am the wife of an Iraq War Veteran. In 2004 when my Marine deployed to Iraq, I had no idea what to expect and felt blindsided by the experience. When he returned (safely), I was determined to share the story of America’s Military Families and to celebrate their bravery. I used my skills as a journalist and a documentary producer to create the film While Time Stands Still.
A documentary about love, courage, and sacrifice, While Time Stands Still tells the inspiring story of America's Military Families during war. In the film, I share my personal story as I follow two Military Wives before, during, and after their husbands’ combat deployments. Nearly one hundred Families of all branches, and Army experts in the fields of psychiatry, medicine, and family services were interviewed. The result is an unprecedented account of what it’s like to be Military Family during wartime.
Mahalo, Elena, for spotlighting military families in your documentary. I am looking forward to hearing more stories from miliary families at the 12th Annual SOS America Military Tribute during the RT Booklovers' Convention:
Wake Up with the Warriors, May 14, 2015, 830 am - 945 am:
Join Kathryn Falk, Lady of Barrow, in saluting our military heroes and their families. Readers will "deploy" to a military location (themed table) hosted by authors connected to the military, including Heather Ashby, Elizabeth Boyle, Beth Ciotta, Chanel Cleeton, Emmy Curtis, Delilah Devlin, Elizabeth Essex, Lea Griffith, Sharon Hamilton, Elle James, Sabrina Jeffries, Cat Johnson, Kennedy Layne, Ophelia London, Merline Lovelace, Sally MacKenzie, Catherine Mann, Crista McHugh, Lindsay McKenna, Angel Payne, Ella Quinn, Elle J. Rossi, Susan Stoker, Julie Ann Walker, and Kimberly Rocha/Book Obsessed Chicks. Plus an Aussie Table with Megan Bamford and a Canadian Table with Julie Rowe to appreciate our Allies!
Your mission includes tasting MREs, navigating the coin challenge, and singing the services' songs - The Army Goes Rolling Along", "Wild Blue Yonder", "Anchors Aweigh", "The Halls of Montezuma", and "Semper Paratus".
This event is open to readers attending the RT Booklovers Convention ... plus any military families in the Dallas area. Sign up for tickets at this link. I will also have tickets available at the SOS America Promo Table in Club RT on Wednesday, May 13.
Contact Kim Lowe, firstname.lastname@example.org, to host a table or donate door prizes.
Have you tried MREs - Meals Ready to Eat? One randomly selected commenter wins a book choice from my convention stash. Comments are open through Saturday, February 21, 10 pm in Baltimore. I'll post the winner on Sunday, February 22.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City