Marie’s focus is to bring women and spouses together through her writing and speaking engagements. She has endured over 15 underways and deployments while only losing her mind, not her children or pets. Now, with two teenagers and a career (military) husband, the adventure is just beginning.
When Marie isn’t acting as wife and mom, she is juggling her time between the non-profits she works for and writing infamous Newspaper Columns like, “Anything But Dependent”.
Her Column and Blog have been shared around the world by commands, service members, spouses, family members, and civilians. Marie’s writing has earned her the prestigious, “Chief of Information Merit Award” (U.S. NAVY), and her Blog has been called, “The Best Military Spouse Blog”, was a finalist in the “2012 Milbloggies (MilSpouse Category)”, and was named one of the TOP TEN Military Family Blogs by Sheknows.com (2012).
Her humor and to the point writing makes it feel like you are one of her closest friends talking over drinks. She has often said, “I hope that in making my life transparent through my writing, it will help spouses know that they are not alone.” And transparent she is! The Good, the Bad, and the Deployment are always written about. Married over 15 years to her Husband Nicholas, they now live in a tiny waterfront town in Washington State with their children and two dogs…until the next orders. You can reach Marie at marieangela(at)mac.com.
*Marie is now available to speak at FRG meetings and milspouse Socials in the Washington State area. Please email Marie for more information.