Lori Volkman is a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Washington State who started writing her deployment diary online in September of 2010 when her husband was deployed to the Middle East. He returned in October 2011 and it is now a reintegration mishap manual.
Her blog gained a following when it was first featured by WordPress in October 2010, just one month after inception. In April 2010 she was a finalist for Best Spouse Blog at the 2011 Military Blog Awards in Washington, DC. Her second WordPress feature occurred on Memorial Day, 2011 and her humorous "OPORD to My Deployed Husband" was featured in Reader's Digest, January 2012.
Lori is also a featured author at Military.com’s online source for military spouses, SpouseBUZZ.com. She is currently writing a memoir and will attend her first BlogHer conference in 2012, where she will Keynote as Voice of the Year in the "Identity" category.