Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Published Authors: Your Opportunity to Support Our Troops and Their Families

For published authors, here are two opportunities to share your books -- one project is directly for deployed military personnel and the other project is for their families:

Operation Desert Swap:

Each author "adopts" a soldier, sending them a copy of their book along with an initial Operation Desert Swap letter. At least once a month we send "our" soldier a letter to help keep their morale up, and we send "our" soldier at least one care package during their deployment, plus a Christmas card and if possible a birthday card.

As part of the ODS project each soldier is asked to swap their book with another soldier when they have finished reading it, and then that soldier swaps it off with another and so on.

Currently we are supporting C company 3/25 Aviation Regiment. These soldiers are a medevac unit also known as "Dust off."

If you're an author, sign up now.

Operation Book -- Books for Families of Servicemen in Iraq:

OPERATION BOOK was designed to show our support for not only our servicemen, but to also show support for their families.

AUTHORS from across the greatest land on earth, AMERICA, as well as our neighbors to the north - Canada, stand united in an effort to say thank you to just some of these deserving families.

Books from every genre, from children's books, teen and young adult books to adult reading material, are being collected to send to as many families as we have books collected as Christmas gifts to just a small portion of the families living without their spouses.

Sign up to participate now.

Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of the novel MRS. LIEUTENANT and the co-author of the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION. She also writes articles as a National Internet Business Examiner and she is the co-host of the BlogTalkRadio show Your Military Life.

Phyllis' company has launched the monthly program to help people promote their brand, book or business online. Her company also does Twitter tutoring -- see

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