It is a good question with a fabulous answer.
Because they are the price of our freedom. If they weren’t out there in the dark, with weapons at ready, we would have to be. The whole World is a safer and better place because of our soldiers. But the current administration, while openly glad-handing and praising the military, has cut benefits and betrayed them every step of the way. An article recently indicated that over 1,000,000 former and current soldiers need public assistance of some type. This is abhorrently wrong. When we have troops putting their lives on the line for us 24/7, we owe them the best of things, not the worst of things. No current or former soldier, or their families should ever have to worry about health care, having enough money to survive, or having to take second and third jobs to make ends meet. They are currently being treated disgracefully and even their voting rights have been put in jeopardy. So, it is with glad heart that I made out checks to the Semper Fi Wounded Marine Fund for a total of $2,189 for the 4th Quarter of 2013.
It is easy to give lip service to caring for our soldiers but it is now time to step up and take responsibility for their financial future. I would personally like to thank Bob Parsons for doubling the donations to the Semper Fi Fund last year. Bob is a true patriot who puts his money where his mouth is. So, please join with me in taking care of our military and soldiers. Vote with the men who support the military and you can’t go wrong.
Until 12/31/13, Bob Parsons of GODADDY will double any donations made to the Semper Fi Fund
GoDaddy and The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Announce Campaign to Match Up to $1 Million
for Semper Fi Fund to Help Injured Service Members!
The Semper Fi Fund’s website is http://semperfifund.org Have a look.
So, every dollar we donate is worth two times its nominal value so give big before the
end of the year. Our Servicemen have given big and now it’s our turn. God Bless America.
If you haven’t read the Troy Barclay/Amber Neilson series that starts with FIRST LADY DOWN, now would be a good time to start because the next book in the series, PRESIDENT DOWN, and third book, HOSTAGE DOWN, are now available from Amazon/Kindle or from this site.
It is my pleasure and duty to donate $257 to the Semper Fi Fund For Wounded Marines.
Great charity that makes every penny count. Support our country and soldiers by
donating to help our wounded soldiers. God Bless America
The much anticipated sequel to First Lady Down, starring Troy Barclay and Amber Neilson was published on Amazon-Kindle on July 29, 2013. Once again we follow Troy and Amber on the tough streets of Phoenix, Los Angeles and New York as they pursue a deadly and prolific serial killer who has killed dozens of women who knew the President of the United States. As if that isn’t enough, they find themselves front and center in a duel between a ruthless assassin who has the President in his sights. As usual, Troy saves the President on two straight days from the assassin who is not deterred by the Secret Service. The assassin will stop at nothing to kill the President, including attacking the Presidential motorcade with a 65-ton Abrams Tank. As Troy and Amber close in on the serial killer, he turns his sights on them and they become the hunted. And just when you think you know how it is going to end, there is a surprise finale’ that will leave you shocked to the core. So, buy a copy of President Down and enjoy. HOSTAGE DOWN, the third book in the Troy Barclay/Amber Neilson series is also available on this site.
Greetings to all.
The current administration doesn’t seem to appreciate the military and the sacrifices they make to keep our country free, so it is up to us to do it. Take time to send some $$$ to help out wounded soldiers who fought for our freedom. The Semper Fi Fund is a great organization. They make sure every penny goes to the soldiers and not to administrators. This Quarter we are proud to have donated $239.83 to the Semper Fi Fun. God bless the US and our military.
We were pleased to send the Semper Fi Fund a check for $584.99 which represents 50% of gross book sales for the last quarter, May – July, 2012. Book sales were great in May but dropped off 90% on June 1, 2012 and have continued very slowly since so future checks will be smaller. Why everything stopped on June 1, we don’t have a clue but Amazon-Kindle is rumored to have changed the sales computation for their sellers and as you can see, it cost us most of our sales. It is sad because only wounded soldiers suffer. The Semper Fi Fund helps wounded Marines and their families get through the hard times after a marine is wounded. They are honorable people and deserve our support. They don’t waste money and make the most out of every penny. God bless them and our troops. Daniel and Lois Adams, 8/3/12
Thanks for coming to my site. As the title says, from this Christmas until Christmas 2012 I will be donating 50% of all gross sales of my books to a deserving military cause such as the USO, DAV, Semper Fi Fund and the Wounded Warrior Project as well as others. Our troops sacrifice so much to buy our freedom that it is only right that we give something back to them. I have been donating cinnamon rolls and cookies to the USO in Phoenix but money can help a lot more soldiers and their families than rolls and cookies, although if you want something very fulfilling to do, take down a tray of baked goods to your closest USO. The troops will really appreciate your efforts. As I said this will be on the gross receipts. I won’t take the donation out of “net” proceeds. Although I am not a charity, I will open my books to anyone who wants to see where the proceeds went at the end of 2012. Also, as a sidelight, I will probably donate 50% to military causes for the duration. So, please buy a book. It will help me and our wounded soldiers.
They say your first blog should be brilliant and generate lots of excitement among your readers. So, I tried to think of something brilliant to say but that’s not as easy as it sounds, especially for a writer. The thing I want to write about isn’t writing, it’s reading–the readers who read all of the books the many talented writers on Kindle write, for without readers, writers are like a gun without bullets. Useless. What’s the point of writing 1000′s of books if there is no one to read them? Readers don’t get much credit in the whole publishing thingy. Yes, writers talk about the “readers” but it’s more a general sense of numbers than the individual reader who picks up a novel in the airport to read while he waits for a plane. Writers need lots of readers and one of the most important things a writer does is learn to market his products. Readers on the other hand, for the most part, find a couple of authors they like and stick with them. I think readers are a lot more loyal to their writers than their writers are to them. That’s sad. It’s something I hope to change. I’m not the first writer to suggest writers need a greater appreciation of readers. John Locke, a famous Kindle writer greatly values his readers. He’s the first writer to sell a million e-books on Kindle. I believe his success is because he discovered how important his readers are and they became the focus of his marketing efforts, not as numbers, but as individuals. I’ll bet he can name at least one hundred of his faithful readers. My goal is to value each and every reader who reads one of my books and to give them the appreciation they deserve. Like John, I will always try to reply to any reader who drops me a message. I know this wasnt’ a brilliant post but it’s from the heart.