Jenny La Sala

Rochester, New York, United States

JENNY LA SALA'S ancestors fought in the Civil War. She is the sister of a Gulf War Veteran, daughter of a WWII Veteran and former spouse to a Vietnam Veteran.

Jenny is a member of the Military Writers Society of America. Her first book, MY FAMILY COMPASS was published in 2012 under the pen name of Ann Stone to heal from family dysfunction. Book Website:

In 2013, she published her 101st Airborne father's wartime letters in the book, COMES A SOLDIER'S WHISPER, opening the door for her expansion to Veteran advocacy, compassion and understanding PTSD within her own family.

VIETNAM AND BEYOND was honored as a finalist for the 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Award and was co-authored with Jim Markson, her former spouse and Vietnam Veteran. Book Website:

Jenny's first children's book, WHEN DADDY COMES HOME became available in May 2015 and addresses the challenges faced when Daddy returns changed by the war experience. Book Website: Sequels to follow in 2016.

Never Forgotten, The Vietnam Veteran Fifty Years Later is a compilation of personal recollections, of a select group of contributing Vietnam Veterans remembering their service, their sacrifice, and their personal struggles adapting to their lives after combat. The stories told in this book reflect the loneliness, homesickness, fear and sacrifice of soldiers serving their country in one of the darkest periods of our history. These are the stories told by the Veteran, their spouses and children and contain deep-seated emotions that have been kept hidden from view for many years that is until now...Book Website:

These books have changed Jenny in a profound and totally unexpected way. She believes they will change you too. It has become her passion and life journey to feature and honor our Veteran's service.

"Jenny's experience as an author and editor made her a perfect choice and fit for the editing team of National Geographic's publication, Veteran's Voices: Remarkable Stories of Heroism, Sacrifice, and Honor due in May 2016."

~ George Lawson, Senior Researcher National Geographic

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