Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day 2010

Today is Veterans Day, the day we honor the men and women who have served and currently serve in the Armed Forces of the United States. I am grateful to each and every veteran for the freedom we enjoy because of the sacrifices they have made.

I am proud to know several authors (fellow members of Sisters in Crime and the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and my blog-mate at Women of Mystery, Terrie Farley Moran) who have donated their stories in the recently released crime fiction anthology, "Murder to Mil-Spec." The publisher of this fine collection of stories that involve veterans or current soldiers, Tony Wolfmont, is donating all its profits to Homes for Our Troops, a charity that assists severely disabled veterans by either retrofitting their homes so the vet can use them (elevators, wider doors, etc). or building them a new home.
Why not purchase several copies to give as gifts this holiday season?

Considering today is Veterans Day, and there's no time like the present, I know of one more incentive for you to make your purchase now. Blogger and author Karen Cantwell of "Fiction for Dessert" has offered to personally donate an additional $5 to Homes for Our Troops for each copy purchased through her site this week. In this post, she interviews one of the contributors of Murder to Mil Spec, the two-time Agatha award-nominated mystery short story writer, Barb Goffman.

Karen is also giving away a copy of Murder to Mil Spec this week; just leave a comment on this blog post and either a link or email address for her to reach you in case you win.

If you've arrived at this site well past the date of this blog post, you can also order Murder to Mil-Spec via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Digital Bookshop.

The Homes for Our Troops site contains several inspirational stories, videos, and articles about the fine work this organization does. You can follow @HomesForOurTrps on Twitter and Facebook. Remember to thank a veteran ~ each and every day!


  1. Hi Kathleen - it is a great cause and I'm so glad we're able to help spread the word AND help out at the same time! I'm also glad that I found your wonderful blog here. :-)

  2. Hi Karen,
    Thanks for stopping by today, and for your kind words (I think FICTION FOR DESSERT is wonderful, too, BTW!). I just noticed your new post about the giveaway, so I quickly amended my post to let readers know. I just ordered three copies via your Amazon link on your site. Can't wait to get them ~ one for me, and two for holiday gifts.

  3. Thanks for this post, Kathleen. Every little bit of spreading the word helps. And I love that you bought copies of Murder to Mil-Spec for holiday gifts. It's a wonderful idea!
    -Barb Goffman

  4. Hi Barb!
    Thanks for stopping by! It's my pleasure to spread the good word. Thanks for donating your time and effort to the cause, too. I look forward to reading your story.

    It was a pleasure meeting you at Bouchercon!

  5. Kathleen - What a terrific post in honour of the men and women in uniform. I live not far from a military base, and although I'm not associated with the military myself, I do know how much those people appreciate the support they get from civilians.

  6. Thanks for your kind words, Margot. I'm sure when you see these heroes on a regular basis, you can't help but think about their patriotic contributions. We are all so grateful!