New children’s book helps young readers from military families

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Jenny La Sala’s ‘When Daddy Comes Home’ follows young girl struggling to cope with active duty father

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Author Jenny La Sala has dedicated her life to veteran advocacy and spreading awareness about the physical and mental struggles soldiers face. Two of her previous nonfiction books, “Comes A Soldier's Whisper” and “Vietnam and Beyond,” present World War II and the Vietnam War from the perspectives of the soldiers who fought in them.

La Sala now brings her cause to young readers and the children of military parents with the publication of her new book, “When Daddy Comes Home” (published by Trafford Publishing).

When Gia’s dad comes home from work, he picks her up, swings her around and calls her his little princess. But when he goes off to serve in the U.S. military overseas, Gia doesn’t get to see her daddy as often as she’d like. She talks to him on the Internet and sends him care packages, but it’s just not the same.

Things don’t exactly get easier when Gia’s dad does return home. While overseas, he lost one leg and his ability to hear, but Gia loves him just the same. Now she must find new ways to show her dad how much she loves him and help him adapt to these changes in his life.

La Sala’s father was a decorated 101st Airborne paratrooper from WWII and her brother served in the Gulf War. Additionally, she was married to a Vietnam veteran, from whom she learned more about post-traumatic stress disorder and co-wrote “Vietnam and Beyond” with. She hopes ”When Daddy Comes Home” will show children that with love, compassion and understanding, everything will be okay. Look for book sequels to follow in 2016 and updates on

“When Daddy Comes Home”
By Jenny La Sala
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 28 pages | ISBN 9781490759807
E-Book | 28 pages | ISBN 9781490759814
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
“When Daddy Comes Home” is Jenny La Sala's first children's book and fourth publication. She previously wrote “My Family Compass” under her pen name, Ann Stone, and “Comes A Soldier's Whisper” and “Vietnam and Beyond.” Her writings have opened the door for expansion to veteran advocacy, compassion and understanding post-traumatic stress disorder within her own family. More information can be found at

Trafford Publishing is an Author Solutions, LLC supported self-publishing services provider and was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service” at its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self-publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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