The video for Katy Perry’s new song “Part of Me” tells a cool little story about a woman who hits a low point, finds inner strength, and joins the Marines. As a country music fan, I’m not even supposed to know who Katy Perry is! But this video caught my eye because my new novel coming this summer–THE RENEGADES–features two female Marine characters. Positive images of military people are common in country music, but less frequent in pop music. Click here to check out the video.