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Monday, June 21, 2010

Author of Quiet Fury Books Encourages Book Donations to Troops

Below you will find a message sent to me by a fellow author who--obviously--is interested in the welfare of our troops, regardless of political beliefs.

I'd love to share a post from my blog with your War, Peace, Tolerance and Our Soldiers readers. Storm Williams, the founder
of Books For Soldiers, graciously took time from her busy schedule to answer questions about her organization. Books For Soldiers helps get
books (gently used or new) out to the men and women serving in the

Storm told me that she started shipping books into the war zone
because of a CNN report she heard that said, "...once the soldiers
were deployed, they were faced with massive downtime and were
restricted to their base..." Initially on her own, Storm went on to
say that, "Within a few weeks, I ran out of books. I then began
guilting friends and family members began donating their paperback

I don't think most people realize how monotonous the downtime can get
for these men and women. Books are a wonderful distraction!

Storm is an inspiration, proving that one person can, in fact, make a
difference. Participating in Books For Soldiers is a great way to show
our military men and women that we haven't forgotten about them.

You can read my interview with Storm and learn more about Books For
Soldiers on my blog:

PS: If you can't think of a book to send (or it's easier to just click and send!) consider buying a used copy of Support Our Troops, a book I wrote the foreword for with Eric Dinyer. Proceeds go to benefit Fisher House! See the widget in this post. The book design includes a car magnet as part of the cover!
Carolyn Howard-Johnson wrote the foreword for Eric Dinyer's book of patriotic quotations, Support Our Troops, published by Andrews McMeel. Part of the proceeds for the book benefit Fisher House. Her chapbook of poetry won the Military Writers Society of America's award of excellence. Find it at Her novel, collection of creative nonfiction and much of her poetry is informed by interest in leading the world toward acceptance of one another. Find her web page dedicated to tolerance at If your Twitter followers would be interested, please pass this on to them using this widget:

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