Author Victoria Newman Interview WOTS 019

Welcome everyone. Today I am interviewing Victoria M. Newman. She is the Founder of How2LoveYourCop, an operation that provides resources, support, and encouragement for police families.

About the author

Victoria M. Newman is Founder of How2LoveYourCop, an operation that provides resources, support, and encouragement for police families. Married 28 years to a Chief with the California Highway Patrol,

she authored A CHiP on my Shoulder – How to Love Your Cop with Attitude, a realistic but positive book to help police wives in their marriages. She speaks throughout the country and abroad on police marriage, and works with Hunting For Heroes’ marriage conference, the VOWS Retreat. Her third book, A Marriage in Progress–Tactical Support for Law Enforcement Relationships, was released December 2015. It is written for law enforcement officers, looking at relationships through the eyes of police culture and training. Mrs. Newman is also a regular contributor to Law Officer magazine.

Mrs. Newman has operated a book consulting business for the past thirteen years, collaborating, editing, and rewriting works on business practices, prison survival, special needs children, marriage, and a memoir from a World War II prisoner of war. She collaborated with SSG Emmett Spraktes to write Selfish Prayer: How California National Guard DUSTOFF Changed the Face of Army Medevac amid the Chaos, Carnage and Politics of War. It was released in August 2013.

Mrs. Newman has four children, and resides in Sacramento, California.

About the books

How2LoveYourCop provides positive resources that support not only the family, but the police career as well. We are led by a belief that when there is back-up at home, the officer is empowered to excel on duty. With nearly 30 years of hands-on experience in marriage, law enforcement community, mentoring, crisis assistance, and leadership, we are passionate about educating, networking, and investing in an area that is difficult, complex, and according to projections on divorce rates, failing.

How2LoveYourCop is led by Victoria Newman, but is not a one-person operation. She is assisted by an army of voices, volunteers, contractors, and prayer partners who come alongside to help create resources for law enforcement families.

We work alongside departments, peer support programs, associations, individuals, chaplaincies, counselors, peace officer and spouse organizations and faith-based ministries. We provide powerful perspectives, tried-and-true solutions, and collective wisdom to encourage, enrich, and empower law enforcement relationships.

 A CHiP on my Shoulder – How to Love Your Cop with Attitude.

Praised for its simplicity and encouraging style, this book has received support from law enforcement leaders from all over the United States, counselors, officers and their spouses, chaplains, and even extended family members of peace officers. Written specifically for spouses, yet there are reports that officers enjoy the straightforward style as well.

 A Marriage in Progress – Tactical Support for Law Enforcement Relationships.

The law enforcement training manual for off-duty life. Written specifically to and for officers, Victoria looks at relationships through principles and examples of police training and culture. It includes positive perspectives, real stories, encouragement, practical tools, and personal examples for how to improve your personal life as a member of law enforcement. Over 1,000 police family members spoke into this book.

 Selfish Prayer.

This book documents the journey of a Medevac unit in Afghanistan in 2009 and beyond. Co-written by Victoria and a California National Guard Silver Star recipient/retired police officer, the book ventures into the actions, thoughts and emotions of a warrior. Thought-provoking reading for Military, Police, Fire, Rescue, and Medical Personnel, and their families.



This episode was also brought to you by Xiphos Books & Training. Xiphos Books is responsible for books such as ‘Welcome to New Orleans… How many shots did you hear? Volume 1 and 2 as well as the fiction novel A Salty Life & A Traitor’s Death. Be sure to stop by their website and look at their books, training and public speaking dates.


Remember that next week we will be interviewing attorney Jeff Blue who will be discussing legal concerns inn your writing as well as discussing a project of his own……………   DON’T MISS IT!

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