The Whidbey Island Series is a collection of love stories often laced with suspense set that highlights the struggles, joys and romances of active duty Navy and their loved ones.
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Whidbey Island is a beautiful piece of the planet located in Puget Sound, Washington State. Oak Harbor is the largest city and on the north end of the island, and is home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. From NAS Whidbey, aircrew of the P-3C Orion (which is in transition to the newer, more capable P-8 Poseiden) and EA-6B Prowler (now replaced by the EA-18 Growler) deploy worldwide to counter terrorism, assist in natural disasters, aid in recovery operation as in the recent downed Malaysian airliner, and provide real-time intelligence to their mission commanders.
The Whidbey Island Series is purely fiction, but the emotions and many of the military situations are real or have been the reality for someone, sometime. Every airman and officer that is stationed on Whidbey has a story, a family, friends, a life outside of the Navy.
My intention is to capture the real emotional drama that occurs daily on Whidbey, and to showcase the incredible sacrifice made by the entire community of Navy and civilians that enable these brave men and women to deploy and be the warriors their called to be.
As a novelist I get to give my characters a Happily Ever After, or at least Happily Ever After For Now. This is unfortunately not the case for too many of our military who gave the ultimate price for our freedom, nor for the families and loved ones they left behind. I include our bravest in my stories, too. It’s important to me to honor the men and women I’ve been privileged to know who sadly didn’t make it back.
I’ve served on both sides of the Navy family: as an active-duty Naval Intelligence Officer and as a Navy Spouse. My family knows the fear for a loved one at war, and the sorrow of losing a Navy Family member. More importantly, we know the joy and enthusiasm that comes with living the military lifestyle. So do the characters in The Whidbey Island Series. I hope you enjoy your time on Whidbey, too.
The Whidbey Island Series book order is as follows:
Book One: Navy Rules
Online Read: Navy Hope
Book Two: Navy Orders
Book Three: Navy Rescue
Book Four: Navy Christmas
Novella: Navy Joy (a novella in the Coming Home for Christmas anthology)
Book Five: Navy Justice (2015).
Excerpts and purchase information for the entire series are here.