Tag: Air Force Veteran

Kim Adams is Helping Send Books to the Military for the Holidays

Christmas Hawaii Style
Christmas Hawaii Style

Today we welcome Romance Blogger, US Air Force veteran and Air Force Spouse Kim Adams to our holiday celebration. Kim and I met through Romvets, and struck up a fast comaraderie as we were both military spouse moving every few years.  Kim is one of the most generous souls I know, and she matches her goodwill with action. Kim supports the military in so many ways, but is perhaps most recognized for her SOS (Support Our Soldiers, Sailors and Marines) efforts at the annual Romantic Times Book Lovers Conventions.

What do you make, bake, create or purchase for the holidays, Kim?

I am the best gift wrapper in my family. When we lived on base, I volunteered to wrap gifts at the BX to raise funds for the Boy Scouts. I’ve wrapped everything. But now I use gift bags! Last year, we moved from Hawaii to Maryland, so almost everyone, from friends to teachers, received Hawaiian gifts from a stash I moved in my household goods. That stash is now exhausted so I will giveaway gift cards to teachers. For friends who already have everything, we are making a donation on their behalf to military charities such as the Wounded Warrior Project.

Kim, do you have a military connection?

Smiling Santa in Paradise
Smiling Santa in Paradise

I am an AF veteran of 12 years and an AF spouse for 18 years! My husband is retiring next year and our oldest son will be heading off to college. So it will be a double transition to civilian life and one less child at home. We enjoy Maryland but my heart is still in Hawaii. Mahalo.

Thanks for joining us, Kim!

Kim can be found on her blog and Facebook:

SOS Aloha Book Blog, sosaloha.blogspot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SosAlohaBookBlog?ref=hl  and https://www.facebook.com/sos.aloha?fref=ts

Remember, you can do your part in supporting the military for the holidays. Harlequin will send one book for every new subscriber the Geri Krotow Newsletter gets. Sign up here.

Delores Fossen is Helping Send Books to the Military for the Holidays

Author and Air Force Veteran Delores Fossen
Author and Air Force Veteran Delores Fossen

Please join me in welcoming Delores Fossen to our Holiday celebration. Delores is a sister Romvet with me, as she is an Air Force Veteran. Delores and I along with Lindsay McKenna are in the holiday anthology Coming Home for Christmas from Harlequin Books.

What do you make, bake or create for the holidays, Delores?

I make lots of cookies and candies for Christmas, but pralines are a family favorite. Here’s the recipe I’ve been using for more than 30 years:

Mix 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of white sugar, 1/2 cup cream and 4 tablespoons of butter in a heavy saucepan. Stir constantly over medium heat until candy reaches the “softball stage” (240 degrees F). Remove from heat, add 1 cup of pecan halves and stir until candy thickens. Using a spoon, drop the candies onto wax paper to cool.

Do you have a military connection?

I’m a former Air Force Captain, and my husband served in the Air Force for 28 years. Our son continued the family tradition when he was commissioned in the Air Force after graduating from college.

Delores’s most recent release is Cowboy Behind the Badge and you can check it out here.

Delores can be found at her website and Facebook, links below.


Thank you so much for joining us today, Delores, and supporting my efforts to send books to the military for the holidays.

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