Sarah Murphy and Amy Dobbins (left), are Coronado residents, military wives, and small-business owners and operators. They recently released their latest book, "Good Morning San Diego." Photo courtesy of Good Morning Military Books.

Sarah Murphy and Amy Dobbins, local Coronado residents, military wives, and
small-business owners and operators, recently released their latest book, “Good Morning San Diego.”

This is the fourth book in the series of their Good Morning Military Books, which started while they were living as neighbors on the base in Yokosuka, Japan, during the start of the pandemic.

The books, designed to help children transition to and from their duty stations, aren’t just for military families.

Books pay to service members

Friends and visitors can read about and become familiar with the military bases on the West coast as well as showcase all the unique spots in and around San Diego.

Through the series, Murphy and Dobbins pay tribute to military-service members by featuring “hidden heroes” where they subtly feature names, commands, and locations of service members within the pages of their books.

In addition to “Good Morning San Diego,” the women have written and illustrated three other books: “Good Morning Yokosuka,” “Good Morning Okinawa,” and “Good Morning Guam.”

More than 3,000 books sold

Over 3,000 books sold later, their original book “Good Morning Yokosuka” remains
the best-selling book across Navy Exchanges in Japan.

Their books have been featured on the Spouse Angle Podcast, Stars and Stripes, and North Country Public Radio.

Murphy earned her BA in Communications and Biblical Studies from Gordon College. After working for a Boston-based publishing house, she returned to school to pursue a degree in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu.

Dobbins received her BFA in Advertising and Graphic Design from Sam Houston State University. She is the co-owner and designer for Madison Grace Clothing and Love, Millie Clothing. She is a professional freelance photographer and independent graphic designer.

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