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11.11.2014

Supporting Veteran Authors Who Support Veterans, Veterans' Issues and Veterans-related Charities

On Veteran's Day 2014, 50 veteran authors pledged 100% of their print, ebook and audio book royalties to their favorite veteran's charity. In most 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 one author currently deployed to Afghanistan, pledged. This diverse collection of works includes New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers and covers most genres. From romance to action-adventure to sci-fi and everything in between.

 Readers helped raise money for the sponsored charities by buying the books of the participating authors. The ultimate goal of this event was to raise at least $10,000 for the 15+ veterans charities the authors supported.

 Participating books and authors included:

 1. This Mortal Coil (After the Machines) by Robert Stanek

 Robert Stanek is a US Air Force veteran who served from 1985 to 1996. An Iraq vet with two tours of combat, Robert Stanek is the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, Air Force Commendation medal, Humanitarian Service medal, and other awards for his combat service. Robert is donating to Wounded Warrior Project.

 2. Fallen Out: Jesse McDermitt Series I by Wayne Stinnett

 Wayne Stinnett is a veteran of the US Marine Corp and served from 1977 to 1981. Wayne is donating to Homes for Warriors in Brevard County, FL.

 3. The Perseid Collapse by Steven Konkoly

 Steven Konkoly is a US Navy veteran who served from 1993 to 2001. Steven is donating to Wounded Warrior Project.

 4. Darkness Haunts by Susan Illene

 Susan Illene is a US Army veteran who served from 1998 to 2009. An Iraq vet with tours in 2003 and 2004-2005, Susan is donating to the Wounded Warrior Project.

 5. Pigeon River Blues by Wayne Zurl

 Wayne Zurl served from 1967 to 1988 in the US Army and is a Vietnam veteran. Wayne is donating to Army Emergency Relief Fund.

 6. Into Darkness by Richard Fox

 Richard Fox is a US Army veteran who served from 2001 to 2011. An Iraq vet with two tours, Richard is the recipient of the Bronze Star and is donating to Battle Buddy Foundation.

 7. Pale Horseman by C.E. Martin

 C.E. Martin is a US Air Force veteran with four years of military service. Martin is supporting Fisher House Foundation.

 8. Nefarious (The Blackwell Files Book 1) by Steven Freeman

 Steven Freeman is a US Army veteran with seven years of military service. Steven is donating to Wounded Warrior Project.

 9. What Now, Knucklehead? by Raymond L. Jones

 Raymond Jones is a US Army veteran with 25 years of service. An Iraq vet with three tours and an Afghanistan vet with two tours, Raymond is the 3-time recipient of the Bronze Star. Raymond is donating to American Fallen Soldiers Project.

 10. Hamfist Down! by George E. Nolly

 George Nolly is a US Air Force veteran with 20 years of service. A Vietnam vet with two tours, George is a 3-time recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross. George is donating to Air Warrior Courage Foundation.

 11. Forgotten Soldiers by Warren Martin

 Warren Martin is a US Army veteran. Warren is donating to the Wounded Warrior Project.

 12. Combat and Other Shenanigans by Piers Platt

 Piers Platt is a US Army veteran who served from 2002 to 2006. An Iraq vet, Piers is donating to the Wounded Warrior Project.

 Other participating authors and books included:

 * Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel by John Podlaski
Pledged Charity: Vietnam Veterans of America – Chapter 154

Service: US Army, Vietnam Vet (1970-1971), Awarded Bronze Star

* To Iraq and Back by Jessica Scott
Pledged Charity: Project Sanctuary
Service: US Army with 19 years service, Iraq Veteran (09-11), Awarded Bronze Star

 * Say Goodbye by Robert Capko
Pledged Charity: That Others May Live Foundation
Service: Air Force (1989-1990)

 * Escaping the Dead by W. J. Lundy
Pledged Charity: Wounded Warrior Project & Lone Survivor Foundation
Service: Army/Navy, 14 years, Afghanistan Vet (’12-’13)

 * Origins of the Outbreak by Brian Parker
Pledged Charity: Wounded Warrior Project
Service: US Army 1995 to present, Currently Deployed, Awarded Bronze Star

 * The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet by Charity Tahmaseb
Pledged Charity: Veterans in the Arts
Service: US Army, 1988 to 1993, Desert Storm vet, awarded Bronze Star

 * Power Games: The Second Civil War by Richard Peters
Pledged Charity: Operation Home Front
Service: US Army 5 years, Iraq Vet (03-04, 05-06)

 * The Acolytes of Crane by J. D. Tew
Pledged Charity: Wounded Warrior Project
Service: US Army 4 years, Iraq Vet (03-04), four Army Commendation Medals w/valor

 * At Hell’s Gates by Stephen Kozeniewski
Pledged Charity: Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
Service: US Army 4 years, Iraq Vet (2007 – 2008), Awarded Bronze Star

 * Another Day Another Name by Clark Chamberlain
Pledged Charity: On Purpose Journey CFC #97433
Service: US Army 7 years, Iraq Vet (2010-11)

 * Fast Men, Slow Kisses: 7 Romances Supporting Military Veterans edited by Sandy Loyd
Pledged Charity: Wounded Warrior Project
Service: US Army, Vietnam Vet (1973-1976)

 * Frustration Unleashed by Tammy Lacey
Pledged Charity: Wounded Warrior Project
Service: Florida Air National Guard, 5 years

 * True Surrender by Tracey Cramer-Kelley
Pledged Charity: Tribute to the Troops & Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
Service: US Army National Guard Combat Medic 1988-1993

 * The Private War of Corporal Henson by E. Michael Helms
Pledged Charity: Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Service: US Marines, Vietnam Vet (1967-68), Awarded Purple Heart

 * Service, A Soldier’s Journey by Dennis Nappi II
Pledged Charity: Stop Soldier Suicide
Service: US Army 6 years, Bosnia Vet (2002)

 * Ages Past by Casper Parks
Pledged Charity: Fisher House Foundation
Service: US Navy 1976 – 1978

 * Never Forget: Love in The Fleet Series 3 by Heather Ashby
Pledged Charity: Fisher House Foundation
Service: US Navy

 * Amy Lynn by Jack July
Pledged Charity: Pets for Vets
Service: USN, ATAN 4.5 years

 * Gods of Chicago by AJ Sikes
Pledged Charity: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Service: US Army, 1989-1991, Operation Just Cause (89-90)

 * Believing in Horses, Too by Valerie Ormund
Pledged Charity: Casisson Platoon Equine Assisted Programs
Service: US Navy, 25 years (1984-2009),

 * Battling the Storm Within by Stephanie J. Shannon
Pledged Charity: Women’s Wisdom house
Service: US Army 8 years, Operation Desert Storm Vet

 * Angel of Death and Angel of Light by Gary Tate
Pledged Charity: Veterans Outreach Ministries
Service: US Army retired, Vietnam Vet (’69-’70)

 * Blue Eternal by G D Morris
Pledged Charity: Wounded Warrior Project
Service: US Navy, 3 years

 * Lyovitalis by Julie Kirton Chandler
Pledged Charity: National LGBT Veterans Memorial
Service: US Army, 10 years

 It was a wonderful event to support and help spread the word about. Readers, hope you'll continue to support the books of these authors.

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