Readers, the challenge is over. Sigh. AuthorsBookshop has closed (10-31-11) with few sales of the 3 books I had listed to help raise money for a worthy cause. Still, I will write a check of my own funds to support Books for Boots.
If you haven’t heard of this non-profit organization, check them out. The money donated to Books for Boots is used “to help greviously wounded war heroes” in VA hospitals where it’s used for special needs and emergencies (including helping families of the soldiers with travel costs when they make a bedside visit).
Why would I be interested in donating money to this organization? First, it’s a great way to show support for veterans who were injured while serving our country. Plus, I have a son who’s recently returned from serving in Iraq. He was lucky and wasn’t severely injured — but a number of other soldiers he served with weren’t so lucky. I feel it’s a small thing I can do for the young men and women who’ve volunteered to serve, and have been wounded doing so.
Before AuthorsBookshop closed, had you been looking for a good collection of poetry (Essential Fables and River of Stars) or an anthology of science fiction & fantasy stories (Lower Than The Angels) at a reasonable price for yourself, to give as a gift, or to donate to your local library and purchased one of my books from that site, I would have made a donation to this worthy cause from the proceeds of the sold books.
Update: I’ve since found a new way to support the troops by giving them ebook downloads via Cold Moon Press.