Mrs. Lieutenant Giveaway

We had a lot of fun last time with our giveaway of a signed copy of Mrs. Lieutenant, by Phyllis Zimbler Miller. Check out her guest post about an Army Wife’s First Day.

So, for the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival we’re doing it again!

Mrs. Lieutenant is a great read for anyone who enjoys Vietnam-era historical fiction, stories about the life of a military spouse, or a book that explores the relationships between a group of diverse women.

To enter to win a copy, just leave a comment here by August 1, 2008, 11:59 PM EST with a question for Phyllis Zimbler Miller.

You can visit the Mrs. Lieutenant site and/or check out her guest post from last month for ideas. You must leave A QUESTION for the author. Comments that simply say, “win” or “hello” or “nice book” will not be eligible. All readers with US, US military, and Canadian addresses are eligible.

Check back and we’ll post (and e-mail) the winner and, as a bonus, Phyllis will also answer a few select reader questions (will post on the morning of August 2). So don’t forget to bookmark An Army Wife’s Life and come back next week!

PS–A reader told me she got an error message. Not sure why Haloscan is acting up, but if you are unable to leave a comment, feel free to e-mail me your comment and your nickname and I’ll be happy to post it for you. Have fun with the contests!!!

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129 comments

  1. Hello!! I am in love with your blog. Did not even know you existed! My husband has been in Army x20yrs and our son has been in Army x 3yrs. I will absolutely be back for the blog carnival. Tickled to have found you. Husband currently on recruiting assignment & we are living away from a post. Miss the military wives & families. :)

    Confessions of an Apron Queen: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

  2. Hello!! I am in love with your blog. Did not even know you existed! My husband has been in Army x20yrs and our son has been in Army x 3yrs. I will absolutely be back for the blog carnival. Tickled to have found you. Husband currently on recruiting assignment & we are living away from a post. Miss the military wives & families. :)

    Confessions of an Apron Queen: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

  3. Hello!! I am in love with your blog. Did not even know you existed! My husband has been in Army x20yrs and our son has been in Army x 3yrs. I will absolutely be back for the blog carnival. Tickled to have found you. Husband currently on recruiting assignment & we are living away from a post. Miss the military wives & families. :)

    Confessions of an Apron Queen: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

  4. Hello!! I am in love with your blog. Did not even know you existed! My husband has been in Army x20yrs and our son has been in Army x 3yrs. I will absolutely be back for the blog carnival. Tickled to have found you. Husband currently on recruiting assignment & we are living away from a post. Miss the military wives & families. :)

    Confessions of an Apron Queen: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

  5. Joy says:

    Looks like a great book!

  6. Joy says:

    Looks like a great book!

  7. Joy says:

    Looks like a great book!

  8. Joy says:

    Looks like a great book!

  9. Joy says:

    oops forgot my contact 😀
    learnya76 @ yahoo

  10. Joy says:

    oops forgot my contact 😀
    learnya76 @ yahoo

  11. Joy says:

    oops forgot my contact 😀
    learnya76 @ yahoo

  12. Joy says:

    oops forgot my contact 😀
    learnya76 @ yahoo

  13. Karen says:

    Hey from another military spouse (Air Force here). I’m always up for a good book.

  14. Karen says:

    Hey from another military spouse (Air Force here). I’m always up for a good book.

  15. Karen says:

    Hey from another military spouse (Air Force here). I’m always up for a good book.

  16. Karen says:

    Hey from another military spouse (Air Force here). I’m always up for a good book.

  17. Lisa says:

    This tickles me as a military wife, and prior Army I was stationed at FT. Knox what wonderful memories it brought back.
    Stormy5475@aol.com

  18. Lisa says:

    This tickles me as a military wife, and prior Army I was stationed at FT. Knox what wonderful memories it brought back.
    Stormy5475@aol.com

  19. Lisa says:

    This tickles me as a military wife, and prior Army I was stationed at FT. Knox what wonderful memories it brought back.
    Stormy5475@aol.com

  20. Lisa says:

    This tickles me as a military wife, and prior Army I was stationed at FT. Knox what wonderful memories it brought back.
    Stormy5475@aol.com

  21. Terra Heck says:

    This sounds like a good read.

  22. Terra Heck says:

    This sounds like a good read.

  23. Terra Heck says:

    This sounds like a good read.

  24. Terra Heck says:

    This sounds like a good read.

  25. Ashley Martin says:

    This sounds great! My husband has been in since early 2004 😉

    amartin030 @ gmail.com

  26. Ashley Martin says:

    This sounds great! My husband has been in since early 2004 😉

    amartin030 @ gmail.com

  27. Ashley Martin says:

    This sounds great! My husband has been in since early 2004 😉

    amartin030 @ gmail.com

  28. Ashley Martin says:

    This sounds great! My husband has been in since early 2004 😉

    amartin030 @ gmail.com

  29. lifeasamama says:

    what would be one way that you would recommend supporting an army wife? i have a friend who’s across the country, living on a base… but i’d love to do something to make life a little easier for her.

  30. lifeasamama says:

    what would be one way that you would recommend supporting an army wife? i have a friend who’s across the country, living on a base… but i’d love to do something to make life a little easier for her.

  31. lifeasamama says:

    what would be one way that you would recommend supporting an army wife? i have a friend who’s across the country, living on a base… but i’d love to do something to make life a little easier for her.

  32. lifeasamama says:

    what would be one way that you would recommend supporting an army wife? i have a friend who’s across the country, living on a base… but i’d love to do something to make life a little easier for her.

  33. Michelle says:

    I recently came across this book and put it on my to-read list. Would like a chance to win it!

  34. Michelle says:

    I recently came across this book and put it on my to-read list. Would like a chance to win it!

  35. Michelle says:

    I recently came across this book and put it on my to-read list. Would like a chance to win it!

  36. Michelle says:

    I recently came across this book and put it on my to-read list. Would like a chance to win it!

  37. Christina says:

    My question is, what prompted you to write a book about this era? Was it personal experience?

  38. Christina says:

    My question is, what prompted you to write a book about this era? Was it personal experience?

  39. Christina says:

    My question is, what prompted you to write a book about this era? Was it personal experience?

  40. Christina says:

    My question is, what prompted you to write a book about this era? Was it personal experience?

  41. Kathy says:

    My family loves to read (and listen to audio books) historical fiction. We would love to win this. Thanks for the chance, Kathy

  42. Kathy says:

    My family loves to read (and listen to audio books) historical fiction. We would love to win this. Thanks for the chance, Kathy

  43. Kathy says:

    My family loves to read (and listen to audio books) historical fiction. We would love to win this. Thanks for the chance, Kathy

  44. Kathy says:

    My family loves to read (and listen to audio books) historical fiction. We would love to win this. Thanks for the chance, Kathy

  45. Alice Hansen says:

    My question would be – as a former army wife what did you find was the best way to stay connected to your husband through long separations? Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Alice Hansen says:

    My question would be – as a former army wife what did you find was the best way to stay connected to your husband through long separations? Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Alice Hansen says:

    My question would be – as a former army wife what did you find was the best way to stay connected to your husband through long separations? Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Alice Hansen says:

    My question would be – as a former army wife what did you find was the best way to stay connected to your husband through long separations? Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. hazel Jones says:

    my hubby is a vietnam Vet ..This book sounds really great!!!

  50. hazel Jones says:

    my hubby is a vietnam Vet ..This book sounds really great!!!

  51. hazel Jones says:

    my hubby is a vietnam Vet ..This book sounds really great!!!

  52. hazel Jones says:

    my hubby is a vietnam Vet ..This book sounds really great!!!

  53. Jo says:

    Was your info on the four different wifes taken from the lives of family and friends, or of strangers? Are you portraying yourself in one of the four women?
    jceko77@yahoo.com

  54. Jo says:

    Was your info on the four different wifes taken from the lives of family and friends, or of strangers? Are you portraying yourself in one of the four women?
    jceko77@yahoo.com

  55. Jo says:

    Was your info on the four different wifes taken from the lives of family and friends, or of strangers? Are you portraying yourself in one of the four women?
    jceko77@yahoo.com

  56. Jo says:

    Was your info on the four different wifes taken from the lives of family and friends, or of strangers? Are you portraying yourself in one of the four women?
    jceko77@yahoo.com

  57. Sage says:

    How do you think your experience differs from the experience of military spouses today?

  58. Sage says:

    How do you think your experience differs from the experience of military spouses today?

  59. Sage says:

    How do you think your experience differs from the experience of military spouses today?

  60. Sage says:

    How do you think your experience differs from the experience of military spouses today?

  61. Karen says:

    My question is – as a former army wife, how did you handle the red tape while your spouse was deployed? My husband was in the navy and we had a contact who assisted us, but my very good friend’s husband is in the army and in Iraq at the moment. She is struggling with Army housing and medical issues (she is pregnant with her second child and they are at a new base where she knows no one.) She is seeking advice and assistance and doesn’t want to stress her husband during their limited contact. What is the best way her friends can support her long distance?

    Sorry that was so long and more than one, LOL. I would love to read this and pass it on to Amanda when I am done. Thanks!

  62. Karen says:

    My question is – as a former army wife, how did you handle the red tape while your spouse was deployed? My husband was in the navy and we had a contact who assisted us, but my very good friend’s husband is in the army and in Iraq at the moment. She is struggling with Army housing and medical issues (she is pregnant with her second child and they are at a new base where she knows no one.) She is seeking advice and assistance and doesn’t want to stress her husband during their limited contact. What is the best way her friends can support her long distance?

    Sorry that was so long and more than one, LOL. I would love to read this and pass it on to Amanda when I am done. Thanks!

  63. Karen says:

    My question is – as a former army wife, how did you handle the red tape while your spouse was deployed? My husband was in the navy and we had a contact who assisted us, but my very good friend’s husband is in the army and in Iraq at the moment. She is struggling with Army housing and medical issues (she is pregnant with her second child and they are at a new base where she knows no one.) She is seeking advice and assistance and doesn’t want to stress her husband during their limited contact. What is the best way her friends can support her long distance?

    Sorry that was so long and more than one, LOL. I would love to read this and pass it on to Amanda when I am done. Thanks!

  64. Karen says:

    My question is – as a former army wife, how did you handle the red tape while your spouse was deployed? My husband was in the navy and we had a contact who assisted us, but my very good friend’s husband is in the army and in Iraq at the moment. She is struggling with Army housing and medical issues (she is pregnant with her second child and they are at a new base where she knows no one.) She is seeking advice and assistance and doesn’t want to stress her husband during their limited contact. What is the best way her friends can support her long distance?

    Sorry that was so long and more than one, LOL. I would love to read this and pass it on to Amanda when I am done. Thanks!

  65. danandmarsh says:

    Hi,
    I met my military husband online, in ’05, while he was in Iraq. We married in ’06, our second anniversary is coming up. He is getting ready to retire next year with 25 years! Proud to be his wife!
    Think I commented here last carnival!

  66. danandmarsh says:

    Hi,
    I met my military husband online, in ’05, while he was in Iraq. We married in ’06, our second anniversary is coming up. He is getting ready to retire next year with 25 years! Proud to be his wife!
    Think I commented here last carnival!

  67. danandmarsh says:

    Hi,
    I met my military husband online, in ’05, while he was in Iraq. We married in ’06, our second anniversary is coming up. He is getting ready to retire next year with 25 years! Proud to be his wife!
    Think I commented here last carnival!

  68. danandmarsh says:

    Hi,
    I met my military husband online, in ’05, while he was in Iraq. We married in ’06, our second anniversary is coming up. He is getting ready to retire next year with 25 years! Proud to be his wife!
    Think I commented here last carnival!

  69. jessica jane says:

    this would be a great win! i am a marine wife stationed on the west coast, soon to be moving again.

    i would love to know what it was like being a military wife back then…i know it wasnt as good as it is now..i’d just like to know a few differences and any advice for the coming years for myself!

  70. jessica jane says:

    this would be a great win! i am a marine wife stationed on the west coast, soon to be moving again.

    i would love to know what it was like being a military wife back then…i know it wasnt as good as it is now..i’d just like to know a few differences and any advice for the coming years for myself!

  71. jessica jane says:

    this would be a great win! i am a marine wife stationed on the west coast, soon to be moving again.

    i would love to know what it was like being a military wife back then…i know it wasnt as good as it is now..i’d just like to know a few differences and any advice for the coming years for myself!

  72. My husband is a Vietnam vet, and even though I sat and watched the planes landing with our lost ones in the early 70’s, I still love a good movie or read about the actual events. Through all the bad times its still good to see the uplifting moments created by our guys. Like many, my husband bottles up the past, so even a hint of the reality of it all is insight for me. My question is do you think movies portray some of the reality or is it all someones idea of what happened?

  73. My husband is a Vietnam vet, and even though I sat and watched the planes landing with our lost ones in the early 70’s, I still love a good movie or read about the actual events. Through all the bad times its still good to see the uplifting moments created by our guys. Like many, my husband bottles up the past, so even a hint of the reality of it all is insight for me. My question is do you think movies portray some of the reality or is it all someones idea of what happened?

  74. My husband is a Vietnam vet, and even though I sat and watched the planes landing with our lost ones in the early 70’s, I still love a good movie or read about the actual events. Through all the bad times its still good to see the uplifting moments created by our guys. Like many, my husband bottles up the past, so even a hint of the reality of it all is insight for me. My question is do you think movies portray some of the reality or is it all someones idea of what happened?

  75. kristen says:

    what’s the best way to support an army wife? thanks for the fun give-a-way! kristen

    ryankristenwilson(at)msn(dot)com

  76. kristen says:

    what’s the best way to support an army wife? thanks for the fun give-a-way! kristen

    ryankristenwilson(at)msn(dot)com

  77. kristen says:

    what’s the best way to support an army wife? thanks for the fun give-a-way! kristen

    ryankristenwilson(at)msn(dot)com

  78. What is the most rewarding hting about being an Army Wife? Great giveaway, thanks!

  79. What is the most rewarding hting about being an Army Wife? Great giveaway, thanks!

  80. What is the most rewarding hting about being an Army Wife? Great giveaway, thanks!

  81. christene says:

    what would be one way that you would recommend supporting an army wife? My SIL is across country from me and I would like to do something simple to make her days brighter.
    cjinhb at msn dot com

  82. christene says:

    what would be one way that you would recommend supporting an army wife? My SIL is across country from me and I would like to do something simple to make her days brighter.
    cjinhb at msn dot com

  83. christene says:

    what would be one way that you would recommend supporting an army wife? My SIL is across country from me and I would like to do something simple to make her days brighter.
    cjinhb at msn dot com

  84. sbuki says:

    are you an army wife? how did you research for your book?

  85. sbuki says:

    are you an army wife? how did you research for your book?

  86. sbuki says:

    are you an army wife? how did you research for your book?

  87. Joy says:

    For those of us who are not military-wives, what is ONE THING you wish we knew about life in the military?!

  88. Joy says:

    For those of us who are not military-wives, what is ONE THING you wish we knew about life in the military?!

  89. Joy says:

    For those of us who are not military-wives, what is ONE THING you wish we knew about life in the military?!

  90. Alyce says:

    My dad grew up in this era and was almost drafted. I often wonder how life would have been different for us if he had. You can bet I will be finding a copy of this book to read if I don’t win.

  91. Alyce says:

    My dad grew up in this era and was almost drafted. I often wonder how life would have been different for us if he had. You can bet I will be finding a copy of this book to read if I don’t win.

  92. Alyce says:

    My dad grew up in this era and was almost drafted. I often wonder how life would have been different for us if he had. You can bet I will be finding a copy of this book to read if I don’t win.

  93. Cassandra says:

    What advice would you give military spouses today?

  94. Cassandra says:

    What advice would you give military spouses today?

  95. Richelle says:

    Do have personal experience with the Vietnam era? What inspired this story?

  96. Richelle says:

    Do have personal experience with the Vietnam era? What inspired this story?

  97. Judith Greenberg says:

    How do you think life as an Army wife has changed between now and the Viet Nam era?

    I think your book looks fascinating.

  98. 2twins says:

    What challenges did you face in the Vietnam era that you wouldn’t face today, or vice versa?

  99. Christina says:

    this is so cool!

  100. Cindi says:

    Hello, I find her writings very enjoyable. Your life is interesting.
    My father-in-law served in “Vietnam” for a year. How long did your husband serve there? Thanks, Cindi

  101. Jeanette says:

    I just enjoyed reading the comments! I was on active duty for over 20 years but it is always interesting to hear about the military from the spouses point of view.

  102. Sherri B. says:

    Being a former military wife, I know the struggles that a spouse goes thru. I would love to read this book!!!

  103. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    tiffanyannrosson at yahoo dot com

  104. Sharon Fairclough says:

    Sounds like a really good book. Thanks for the contest

  105. Susanne Troop says:

    My husband was in the Navy before I met him. I’ve give military wifes lots of credit for keeping families together. What is one of the most different thing about being a military wife?

  106. christopher h says:

    where did the idea for the story in this novel come from?

  107. janeh says:

    My husband was in the army during the Viet Nam era……and I remember being glued to the tv…watching the nightly news reports. This was the first time that a war was brought right into our living rooms…..and it is probably one of the reasons Americans held such strong opinions about Viet Nam. Do you think that the coverage of the war in Iraq has been as “real”?

  108. Karen says:

    I’d love to know the author’s thoughts on the Lifetime Network’s “Army Wives.”

  109. Elizabeth M. says:

    Is there anything that you actually still miss from your army wife days?
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

  110. Elizabeth M. says:

    Is there anything that you find you still miss from your army wife days?
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

  111. Kathy Scott says:

    I love to read historical fiction. You get just enough reality. Thanks for the chance.

  112. Kathy Scott says:

    How do you stay connected to the world when your husband is away?

  113. Carla Pullum says:

    What challenges do you find in writing?

  114. Linda Moeller says:

    I try to write the soldiers but what do they really need?

  115. Noreen says:

    book looks great

  116. Jessica Maurer says:

    What was one of the best perks about being an Army Wife?
    I, being an Army Wife, personally like the health benefits we have.

  117. Janet says:

    How many books have u sold to date?Thank you for hosting this great giveaway.

  118. Sharon Jones says:

    What was the hardest thing for you during those times?

    Thanks for great contest :)

  119. david basile says:

    a good one thanks

  120. Katherine Frazier says:

    What did you learn during those trying times that you feel is most applicable to today’s trying times?
    As a daughter of a Vietnam veteran this book looks fascinating.

  121. Vicky Boackle says:

    what was your inspiration for this book?

  122. Linda says:

    What country in the world today is a threat to peace;in your opinion?

  123. Cilfton Wade says:

    My favorite gift – something you can enjoy over and over.
    Thanks for this excellent contest prize!

  124. djp says:

    hey, thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest. appreciate it

  125. Zoly says:

    Sounds like a great read.

  126. Suanne Giddings says:

    Does your husband ever have flashbacks or nightmares from his war days? Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  127. loki says:

    How is the best way to help your husband adjust to “normal life” after coming back from the war?

    lokeelanee (at)netzero(dot)com

  128. Veronica Garrett says:

    Do you think this book would make a good movie or tv show?

  129. Lily Kwan says:

    What is your favorite food?