Good Night Captain Mama! Pre-Order Book Tour and twitter party!

I want to share information on this new children’s book written by my friend Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, and Illustrated by Linda Lens. If you are military mama, this would be a great book to have and share with your children.Pre-Order Book tour and Twitter party takes place next week! See below for details.



Good Night Captain Mama is a bilingual picture book created for children between the ages of three and eight.

One evening, as a young child passes by his mother’s bedroom, he sees Mamá in her olive-green Air Force-issued flight suit. The child is curious about the colorful patches on the uniform and asks questions as he pulls each one off. His mother’s answers teach him, and young children everywhere, why women serve in uniform. [peek at illustrations here]

Pre-Order Book Tour Schedule 4/22-4/26

Mon 4/22 Condor Musings
Tues 4/23 Latino Book Examiner
Wed 4/24 OC Gente
Thurs 4/25 Latin Baby Book Club AND Mama XXI
Fri 4/26 Latina Lista AND New Latina

Twitter Party
Friday 4/26
Is Speaking in Spanish to Children Unpatriotic?

1PM Eastern/10AM Pacific
follow @condorbooktours and @gracetiscareno and use #captmama at tweetchat or your favorite group tweet platform

We will be discussing bilingual children’s books, and the controversy surrounding the author’s decision to include the Spanish language in this book depicting a military service member in uniform. Hope you’ll join us!

The purpose of this book tour is to encourage Pre-Orders of this book, which will be released in July 2013.

Pre-sales help this small, Latina-run publishing company PRINT IN THE USA, increase the print run, and helps to ensure the book is picked up by public and school libraries. When you Pre-order you save between $5 – $7 off print price, get your name included in the book as a supporter and have the option to have the book dedicated to a loved one. You can pre-order by using Paypal or U.S. Postal Service at Captain Mama’s website. Pre-order two (2) or more books and instantly receive a Patch as a gift!

This book tour is a Give-Away Tour!

Check out these beautiful patches (made in the U.S.) that can be yours for participating in this book tour!

Look for the Captain Mama post daily in participating blogs and leave a comment Saluting a woman you know who serves/served in the U.S. military and you will be entered to win a free copy of the book with a dedication of your choice!

Extra Gift: All Pre-orders of two or more books will automatically receive a patch!

Make sure you visit our blog, CONDOR MUSINGS to kick off the tour on Monday April 22nd with an audio interview with author Graciela Tiscareño-Sato & stay updated on the rest of the tour through our RSS feed or email notifications.

Bring a friend to our Facebook Page
post on our wall that you stopped by any day throughout the tour and
you and your friend will be entered to win a copy of the book!

My Lean In Story

I wanted to share with you all that my Lean In story was published on Sheryl Sandbergs community site. I’m excited that it was published and happy to bring awareness about being a military esposa. It’s not easy and every day is a struggle. With God’s help and with the love and support of family we overcome.  Thank you so much to those of you that have supported the BeBrave!Mujer!  website and Facebook page, as well as my Military Esposa blog.

Con mucho amor,

The Only Girl Among Boys: Letter To the War-Weary Wife

I’ve not been writing for this blog simply because I’ve been able to communicate and stay in touch with my sailor through other media. I thought at first that this would be something that he could read to keep up with us at home.   Unlike the first deployment we are lucky to have tools like facebook, skype and facetime. Technology has changed how we communicate and has definitely made it easier for military families to stay connected. There are times when I don’t hear from him but no where near the longer blackout times as in his previous deployment. For that I am thankful.

But today I was reminded that sharing my story of how I am doing, how I am coping is important. Important because there are so many other women facing deployments for the first time that need to be encouraged by those of us that have been there. We are community, a sisterhood like no other. I am proud to be part of it. 

I want to share a blog by Rebecca Yarros. Her experience encourages me and reminded me that as I go through this journey, my experience can be used to help others. So to any military spouse getting ready to face a deployment remember that you are not alone. Reach out to those that have been there before, we are here to help you and like Rebecca reminded us that have been through it before. We need to be there to help you. Thank you Rebecca Yarros for keeping it real. I am encouraged.

The Only Girl Among Boys: Letter To the War-Weary Wife