2014 Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award WINNER!
2014 Eric Hoffer e-book fiction WINNER!
2015 Kindle Book Award semi-finalist!
West Point will never be the same!
Ten men for every one woman. Those odds are stacked against Jan Wishart as a "plebe" (freshman) at West Point. The first year at the military academy is harsh, with exhausting physical and mental demands which beat everyone down. But the women cadets also endure body shaming, sexual harassment and contempt from those who want to see them fail. Charged with an honor violation, Jan must also defend herself before an all-male cadet jury. She's convinced that her accuser is also the predator who violated a friend. The battle for justice will rage, not only for Jan, but for the victims of a predatory cadet. And one night will change everything--for better or worse.
The grayness of West Point is not only in its buildings and uniforms. Even honor isn't always black and white. Relying on her wits and a few friends in the hostile environment of the U.S. Military Academy, Jan discovers the value of friendship, the genuine marks of leadership and her own inner warrior.
The Gray Girl Series depicts authentic experiences of the early years when the United States Military Academy first admitted women cadets. Jan Wishart is both heroine and troublemaker. She and her friends sometimes create their own dilemmas but mostly solve the larger issues they face while at West Point in the early 1980's. Gray Girl is an ERIC HOFFER FIRST HORIZON WINNER and e-book fiction WINNER. Both Gray Girl and Area Bird are KINDLE BOOK AWARD semi-finalists. Area Bird has a 5-star review and is a SILVER AWARD WINNER from Readers' Favorite Book Award Contest. Witch Heart is a GOLD AWARD WINNER from Literary Titan Book Review and also earned a 5-star review and Honorable Mention from the Readers' Favorite Book Award Contest. Fall Out made the 2020 ERIC HOFFER GRAND PRIZE short list and First Runner-up for e-book fiction. It's also a 2020 finalist in the AMERICAN BOOK FEST, military fiction.
Susan I. Spieth is a 1985 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and the author of the awarded Gray Girl Series. More information can be found at: SusanISpieth dot com (this platform will not allow actual website addresses)