Destiny Jennifer Ringgold Announces Release of ‘The New Cadet’

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Story takes readers behind the walls of the secretive initiation world of military school.

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Destiny Jennifer Ringgold’s new novel “The New Cadet: A Young Woman’s Journey in a Man’s World” is a coming of age story about a young female, Alicia Randall, who enters The College of Armed Forces, CAF, as part of the second class of women.

Destiny Jennifer Ringgold’s new novel “The New Cadet: A Young Woman’s Journey in a Man’s World” (published by iUniverse) is a coming of age story about a young female, Alicia Randall, who enters The College of Armed Forces, CAF, as part of the second class of women.

During Alicia’s first year, she is faced with the rigorous challenges of the Tick Line and attempts to juggle her life within the college while staying connected to her old life. When her life outside the school shatters, Alicia begins to walk the plank between falling apart and surviving.

What ends up saving Alicia is a new found relationship with a woman, Cathleen, who introduces a variety of books, which expands Alicia’s awareness and puts her on a new path of self-discovery and spiritual awareness.

The trials and tribulations from the school extend beyond the Tick Line when Alicia is accused of participating in behavior that is “unbecoming of an officer,” and it takes every last ounce of strength to survive the school she had promised her brother she would never leave.

An excerpt from “The New Cadet”:

“The scene resembled a barbaric medieval execution, where the accused were chained and dragged out while the audience taunted them. My Fellow Ticks and I were strangers, but we were flimsily bound together by our mutual choice to matriculate into CAF. We were here, not because we were forced to be, but because we chose to be.”

“The New Cadet”
By Destiny Jennifer Ringgold
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 292 pages | ISBN 9781475980714
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 292 pages | ISBN 9781475977936
E-Book | 292 pages | ISBN 9781475977943
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Destiny Jennifer Ringgold, an ordained interfaith minister from The New Seminary, started her college career as part of the second class of women at Virginia Military Institute. She received her B.A. from Northern Arizona University in women studies. Ringgold has a passion for writing, music, spiritual counseling and energy work. She lives in Lansdale, Penn. with her partner Keith Moore and two precious sons, Thorbjoern and Thadeaus.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations – self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Ind., iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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