Book Review: The Adventures of a Military Brat My Military Life
Join a brave boy as he takes readers on a journey that is familiar to military children around the world. Follow him as he reunites with his cousin, anticipates an upcoming move, adjusts to his father’s recent return and shows pride demonstrating military traditions.
Did you know that there are approximately 1.9 million military children, ranging in ages from newborn to 18 years old? 765,000 of our military children have Active duty parents, and nearly 225,000 have a parent who is currently deployed. Most military children will face many sorts of unique life challenges; changing schools, new homes, and deployment of loved ones.
As military parents, it is our job to help mentor and guide our military brats through the roller coaster of military life as best as we can. The life of a military brat is not an easy one. Thankfully, one wonderful way to help kids make sense of their military life is with books.
The Adventures of a Military Brat My Military Life by Johanna and Daniel Gomez is about a brave boy that reunites with his cousin, Lucas. The brave boy shares his military life experiences with his cousin. He talks about his frequent moves, making new friends, separation of parents, where his family shops and the fun activities that his family gets to participate in.
This book is perfect for young readers, especially for military children. It teaches readers that even though there may be many challenges to military life, the experiences can be positive and adventurous. This book also shows readers that this unique lifestyle is something to be proud of! The Adventures of a Military Brat My Military Life also gives readers that are non-military children a better understanding of the challenges and unique lifestyle of a military family. It is a great way to bring non-military and military children together.
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Books in The Adventures of a Military Brat My Military Life
“The Adventures of a Military Brat book series is specifically designed to meet the needs of children growing up in military families. Each book will identify unique experiences and challenges a military lifestyle brings; such as reuniting with deployed parents, moving, and making new friends. The characters of this series emphasize positive messages and take readers on a journey that is familiar to every military child.” – Johanna and Daniel Gomez
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About the Authors, Johanna and Daniel Gomez
“Dr. Johanna Gomez is a military spouse and a licensed Mental Health Counselor. Johanna has dedicated her life to supporting military families, both in her personal and professional career.”
“Daniel Gomez is a US Army Special Operations Officer and Combat Veteran. A proven leader and certified military instructor, Danny specializes in both education and training.”
Together they make an awesome husband and wife team. They have two of their own military brats, ages, 6 and 3. Johanna and Daniel Gomez live in Long Island, New York and run First Person Xperience, an education consulting company for immersive experiences and experiential learning.
Rapid Fire with Johanna and Daniel Gomez
Q. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Johanna & Daniel: Johanna always wanted to write a book after her experience working with military children fifteen years ago. Daniel wanted to write a book after reading veterans day stories at his son’s school.
Q. What does your family think of your writing?
Johanna & Daniel: We are a team and support each other.
Q. What was the most surprising thing you learned about creating books?
Johanna & Daniel: It was relatively easy to create but getting pr is a long process.
Q. What do you think makes a good story?
Johanna & Daniel: Purposeful writing, colorful illustrations, and attention to detail.
Q. What advice do you have for writers?
Johanna & Daniel: Start writing! After you finish that you are more than halfway there.
Q. Describe what your ideal writing space looks like?
Johanna & Daniel: Quite room with a laptop and tea.
Q. What do you love most about the writing process?
Johanna & Daniel: If you dream it, you can create it.
Q. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Johanna & Daniel: We plan on establishing The Adventures of a Military Brat as a military family brand. In five years, we will have a minimum of 15 published books dealing with every topic of the military brat life.
Q. How did you become involved in the subject or theme of your book?
Johanna & Daniel: Johanna was a counselor for military children for fifteen years, and Daniel was in the military for sixteen years.
Q. What inspires you as a writer?
Johanna & Daniel: Seeing a child read our book and say, “My dad is in the military too!”
Q. What type of books do you write?
Johanna & Daniel: Children’s books, immersive experiences, training scenarios.
Q. What does your creative process look like?
Johanna & Daniel: Think of a title, and draft an initial concept, write it, storyboard it, illustrate it, edit it, publish it.
Q. What do you love most about being an Author?
Johanna & Daniel: Inspiring military children with positive stories that teach them resilience.
Q. Can you tell us about one of the most rewarding moments you have had as an author?
Johanna & Daniel: Seeing the eyes of military children light up when they see aspects of the book that represent their actual lives.
Q. Are you working on anything at the present that you would like to share with your readers about?
Johanna & Daniel: Our next project, “The Adventures of a Military Brat: The Big Move.”
Q. What do you hope your readers take away from this book?
Johanna & Daniel: That their life is unique and a little challenging, but this will make them a better person.
Q. What real-life inspirations did you draw from for the worldbuilding within your book?
Johanna & Daniel: Every single word and picture was carefully weighed to replicate the experience of a military child as they go throughout their day. No matter which military their family member served in, the book will resonate with them.
Q. Is there a message in your novel that you hope readers will grasp?
Johanna & Daniel: Challenges are great opportunities to inspire personal growth.
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All in all, my family and I have really enjoyed this book and we know you will too! Please feel free to leave me any comments or questions about this review. I look forward to hearing from you!
* This book was kindly sent to me by Authors, Johanna and Daniel Gomez in exchange for an honest review.