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Children's Book Addresses Fears Facing Military Families

Contact: PJ Rutar, 800-288-4677 ext 5391, prutar@authorsolutions.com

WASALLA, Alaska, June 10 /Christian Newswire/ -- With soldiers shipping out for the Middle East every day, many children are left with doubts and fears regarding their parents that can be overwhelming and difficult to understand. In her new book 'Cooper's Adventures: Facing Our Fears' (published by AuthorHouse), author and military mother Traci Barickman uses beautiful illustrations and a captivating story to help young children learn to cope with their fears.

'Cooper's Adventures: Facing Our Fears' is unique in that it is written from the perspective of a military family. Military families face the same problems and issues as the rest of the country, but they have additional issues and problems not typical of what the rest of the country faces. 'Cooper's Adventures: Facing Our Fears' is the first book in a series and tells the story of a little boy who becomes scared whenever his father is deployed overseas. He shares this worry with his mother who shares with him how she faces her own fears. Shortly thereafter, he finds himself in a scary situation with a younger playmate, and using the advice given to him by his mother, he and his playmate face down a scary situation. He is proud of himself and is anxious to share his story with his father the next time they are able to talk on the phone.

Being both the daughter of a sailor and mother of a soldier, Barickman is able to write from a unique perspective. Understanding the distinctive types of fears that children of service men and women face, Cooper's Adventures: Facing Our Fears is able to address those feelings in a way that other books can't.

Traci Barickman had the nomadic childhood unique to those children whose parents are in the Armed Services. After graduating from Palmer High School in Alaska, Barickman attended the University of Alaska Mat-Su College. She began a career in real estate that she has excelled at. In addition to the series of books she is writing about Cooper, she is also writing a reference guide for real estate agents. Barickman lives in Palmer, Alaska with her husband and manages a successful real estate business in Wasilla, Alaska. She has two sons, one of whom serves in the United States Army at Fort Campbell, KY. His son's name is Cooper and was the inspiration for Barickman's Cooper's Adventures series of books. For more information go to www.CoopersAdventures.com.