Lisa and DebbieAbout the Authors

Lisa Joiner has been surviving one mom adventure after another for over 25 years. She is the founding member of West Point Moms, a Facebook support group for mothers of cadets. She and her husband Steve live in Lawrenceville, Georgia. She is the mom of three amazing sons: one is a 2012 USMA graduate, and another is a cadet in USMA 2019.

Debbie Roszel is a helper, i.e., “Mom,” to her five children, their friends (her semi-adopted children), and many of the adults she knows. A true survivor, she once field-dressed a deer using instructions she found on the internet. She lives in Chestnut Mountain, Georgia, where she and husband Rich manage a house full of diversely enthusiastic humans and animals. Her oldest son was a member of USMA 2012. Debbie is also the author of From Fortress to Freedom, the story of the dismantling of walls that kept her from experiencing the true joy and freedom that exists in God’s creation.