You may or may not know, but I was a Marine. My oldest son is currently a Marine officer and last weekend, my wife and I went down to Camp Pendleton to watch him deploy. With that as background, it probably makes some sense that I write military science fiction. It’s also why I jumped at the chance to particpate in a Memorial Day fundraising event featuring veterans who are authors (like me) raising money for those who serve and have served. Here’s the full info:
Memorial Day 2015 Veteran’s Charity Challenge: Gone, but Not Forgotten!
During Memorial Day week, from the 22nd to 29th of May, more than 70 veteran authors will pledge 100% of their print, ebook and audio book royalties to their favorite charity supporting veterans or a large flat-rate donation. In many cases, these are organizations that assisted the authors personally and they are trying their best to give back.
Veterans from each service branch and every conflict period, from Vietnam to even active duty authors, are pledging. This diverse collection of works includes New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers and covers most genres. From romance to action-adventure and everything in between, there’s something for every taste here!
The ultimate goal of this event is to raise at least $10,000 for the 20+ charities they’re supporting. If you aren’t interested in purchasing any of the pledged books, you can always make a direct and public donation. We track the money raised for each charity and spotlight bonus donations here. Whether you contribute to the best performing or the least performing, either way your donation will be put to good use!
The complete collection of participating books and charities can be found here:
If you are interested in helping support or promote this event without having to donate, please share this charity drive on Facebook, Twitter or your website. Every little bit of help makes a difference! #vetsgiveback
In additon to donating to Wounded Warrior Project as part of this book event, we also use the Smile.Amazon website login when we purchase from Amazon (and we purchase A LOT). Using that login, you can select the charity that will receive a portion of the money you spend as a donation. It doesn’t cost you a thing, just a few minutes to set it up and of course, bookmark that login so you use it everytime you shop on Amazon.
Help us help those who protect our freedoms every day. Buy a book, make a donation or simply share this information so others can help.
We salute you!
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