Author, Operation Military Resources
Author | Speaker | Military Family Advocate
A note from Kim:
I would like to say I have had the best experience working with Alane. Not only did she understand where I was coming from as a military spouse she is also a caring and understands as a published author herself what you are going through. Before I hired Alane I was still confused on how I wanted to publish and not really understanding what all would be involved and to be honest not sure if my idea was such a great one. Alane helped me understand the different processes and guided me to the best one for me, assuring me of the “greatness and necessity” of my concept. Her deep understanding of the publishing world made my choices so much easier and knowing she would be handling it all for me was a blessing. I was very scared to undertake this great step of being an author but with Alane’s help, caring nature and willingness to talk me through different areas and guide through others, (but still leaving all decisions to me) was wonderful. After working with Alane, one of the biggest things I have learned is how the publishing world works and the different phases; and the best thing I have learned is confidence. Now, after working with Alane, I have the confidence and understanding to publish and promote my own material. I encourage any “how to be” and “current” authors to work with Alane. She is a master at what she can help you to create. It takes patience and creativity to do what editors do and that is Alane. I look forward to future endeavors with Alane.
A Military Spouse Who Knows… about the challenges that a military life can bring to families before, during and after deployment. Kimberly is the wife of a Michigan National Guard soldier and an advocate for military families. Concerned that military members and their families weren’t getting the information they needed about the national and community resources available to help meet the unique challenges of a military lifestyle, Kim put together her vast network of resources into a comprehensive book for military families. “There is never any reason a military spouse or family member should feel alone,” says Kimberly. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and is working on a teaching certificate along with a degree in creative writing. She loves being outdoors gardening, enjoys traveling to new places and spending time with her husband, daughter, family and friends.
Kimberly is past president of Operation Homefront of Michigan, and has also held the positions of: Family Assistance Coordinator for The Army
National Guard out of Joint Force HQ and Grand Ledge Armory; DEERS operator; patrol officer. She now makes herself available to speak on
military life issues.
Are you looking for help for your military life? Maybe you need help with ways to solve emergency situations or find educational assistance. This book will quickly become your go-to resource for everything that could happen in your military life!
This book is filled with hundreds of up-to-date resources and organizations that were created with one specific goal in mind: To help military families! They will provide peace of mind and comfort to all military families–and let you know you are not alone.
Nearly 300 pages of resources for:
• military service members
• wounded warriors
• professional resources
• educational resources
• travel resources
• and more!
“This book really is a great resource for military families!”
Senator Rick Jones,
24th District, Michigan State Senate
“Finally! Someone has put all the websites and what they are about in one place so our veterans and their spouses/families don’t have to go to several different areas to find a resource! I highly endorse this book to all our veterans and families. Great job Kim!”
Transitional Assistant Advisor for ANG,
State of Michigan Master Sergeant, US Army (RET)
“Very useful book! This book is full of need to know resources and contacts that will help military personnel and their families. It will benefit anyone connected in any way with military service; whether it be through relatives, friends, or employment.”
Miner W. Roth CSM Ret.
(Past Michigan State Command Sergeant Major/Senior Enlisted Adviser 1999-2005)
Currently Yellow Ribbon Support Specialist, Michigan