Some of you may remember me participating in a charity drive on Veterans Day last year. I donated all the royalties earned on Darkness Haunts that day to the Wounded Warrior Project. In remembrance of Memorial Day, I’m donating all the royalties earned (for ebook and paperback) on Darkness Haunts for a whole week beginning today, May 22nd. My hope is to raise at least $500 to give to the Wounded Warrior Project to help veterans in need. After the drive is over on May 29th I will come back to announce the total and show the receipt for my donation.
Of course, I realize most of you following this blog already own a copy of the novel, but if you could spread the word to others who might be interested in purchasing Darkness Haunts that would be great. Tweeting or sharing the event on Facebook would also be very helpful. Here’s a link to the project Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vetsgiveback
As another alternative you could check out books by other participating authors to help in their fundraising campaign. All of them are veterans donating to various veteran-related charities. A list of their books, according to genre, can be found here.
For more information about the drive and how you can help see the official announcement below:
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 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 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