You’ve reached the donation page to send Nothing In Reserve to forward-deployed servicemembers through Operation Warrior Library. Someone is available to take your call.
Nothing in Reserve was published in early April, and has received several very kind reviews. I’m pleased with that response, of course, but the greatest compliment came when an army veteran bought a second copy for his son, saying only, “I think he might relate to this.”
His son has served a tour each in Iraq and Afghanistan… so far.
Operation Warrior Library can help me put this book into other soldiers’ hands. This program collects newly released and bestselling books a box at a time, distributing them across military libraries in Iraq and Afganistan. They set a minimum donation floor to insure that no outpost is shorted. Since I’m not getting rich writing and my publisher is so small they aren’t officially open for business yet, I cast about for a way to rustle up the ante.
Every year I look for some concrete way to honor military service over Memorial Day weekend. I generally plug VFW’s Buddy Poppy program (it’s a good one), or I clean a soldier’s grave in a nearby cemetery. This year, with your help, I’d like to send a crate of books to soldiers.
So here’s the deal: for $10.00, you can donate a paperback book with the inscription of your choice. Mine reads, “This book donated in honor of uncle Fred Fax, who served with the Seabees in WWII”. Fred passed just about the time I held the first proof copy in my hand. We’ll run the program through Monday May 30th, then count up the contributions, inscribe the inscriptions, and send the books on their way.
If you’re already familiar with Nothing in Reserve, the Paypal link is over there on the right. You’ll have the chance to set the number of books, and you can add additional names in the “special instructions” field.
If you’re not already familiar with Nothing in Reserve, you can learn more here.