Marie was put in the fast lane to becoming the “been there, done that” Navy Wife. In less than eight years her Active Duty Husband did two back-to-back Sea tours which added up to over 15 Underways & Deployments. During this time she raised her two small children, became an active Volunteer for the local base, the community, & started the infamous Newspaper Column, “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).
Marie’s 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 wives know that they are not alone.” And transparent she is! The Good, the Bad, and the Deployment are always written about. Married over 12 years to her Active Duty Husband Nicholas, they now live in a tiny waterfront town in Washington State with their two children and three dogs. 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.