Monday, 25 June 2012

Author Spotlight - Jackie Leigh Allen talks about the inspiration behind her latest release, "Win's War."

WIN'S WAR, is my story about a double amputee came out June 21. In San Diego County I'm constantly aware of the men and women protecting our country. Just north of me lies a huge Marine base at Camp Pendleton. South of me the Marines have Air Station Miramar. The Navy has Naval Air Station on Coronado peninsula and a submarine base on Point Loma. Then there is Naval Medical Center San Diego where a lot of my story takes place and the Veteran's Hospital in La Jolla. The Marines are building a huge new hospital at Camp Pendleton. Many of my friends either served in the military or have family members who did. We check the paper and watch TV to get the latest news on what's happening. We just christened a ship named the San Diego and built here. The population in Oceanside swells and shrinks depending on how many troops are deployed from Camp Pendleton. Reading about these brave warriors gave me the idea for a hero who has to overcome more than the usual problems of our heroes. I hope you like and respect Win as much as I do.

Find her book at:'s-War-Jackie-Leigh/Detail.bok


  1. My husband was born in San Diego and I've seen the facilities you mention, from a distance of course. Best of luck with your book!

  2. I've never read a military story before, but I think I'd enjoy it. It sounds like a very personal story for you!

  3. Jackie - you and I need to stick together. Would love to talk with you about military romance writing.

    I love it that you are showing the struggles and sacrifices our men and women make, and how heroic they are. Best of luck on your sales. I'm going to go check it out.

    Thanks for all you do to bring this to light!

  4. Thanks for the support. I'll be talking with all of you as I write another novel about Marines. Jackie