Kristen Tsetsi, author of the war novel Pretty Much True… (Sept. 20, 2011), lived in Germany from the age of seven to the age of nineteen. Since returning to the States in 1994, she’s lived in the Midwest, the Southeast, the Northeast, back to the Southeast, and then back to the Northeast, where she currently resides.
She is a former reporter for the Journal Inquirer newspaper, a former Women’s eNews correspondent, a former Austin Peay State University adjunct English professor, former Clarksville, Tenn. cab driver, an award-winning fiction writer, co-editor of the literary journal American Fiction,
and senior editor at a small New England publishing company.
Her husband served on active duty for fourteen years. He deployed once to Iraq and once
to Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division. He is currently a National Guard Company Commander.
If you would like to know more about LIFT volunteer opportunities, request reprint permission, or if your company is interested in providing sponsorship, please contact LIFT founder Kristen Tsetsi (pronounced TET-see) at email@example.com.
LIFT Co-creator and COO
Tera is a military brat who grew up mostly overseas. After returning to the U.S. at the age of 19 she enlisted in the Army as a 91T and reports that while she was discharged honorably, she was potentially the Army’s most awkward and unpromising soldier – ever. Tera married another soldier, and in 2000 she went from E4′s wife to officer’s wife overnight when her husband was commissioned. (Once again, awkward!)
Tera carries the unique perspective of having been in nearly every type of military family. From military brat, to enlisted soldier, to dual military family, to enlisted wife, to officer’s wife and mother of three – she brings to LIFT an undaunted passion for military families and the United States Military as a whole.
As a perpetual student, Tera developed a number of writing styles as amusing (and awkward) as her blog unfunnyme, and as serious as LIFT’s new column On the Ground, which provides an ongoing discussion
of the Joining Forces initiative from a military family perspective. Tera is the designer of the LIFT website and Facebook page, a graduate of the School of Information and Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill (Heels!), and a skilled speaker and storyteller.
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