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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Authors4Veterans (and Giveaway) by Stacey Joy Netzel AND PJ Fiala

Hello Romancing the Genres readers! Authors4Veterans (A4V) is thrilled to be here today to tell you a little about us (Stacey & PJ), our books, our mission, and the sponsoring authors who help make A4V possible. We are a non-profit charity dedicated to supporting veterans and their families, to show our love and appreciation for those who’ve served our country.

Both of us are mothers of military sons, and veterans causes and charities have always been a focus for both of us, so we decided to take it to the next level with Authors4Veterans.

Not only do we love supporting our veterans, but we each also love to write military men and women in our books. Stacey Joy Netzel’s Dare to Trust in her Colorado Trust Series features a wounded-yet-fiesty veteran heroine, and PJ Fiala’s Moving to Love has a sexy-as-all-get-out veteran hero.

Find all of Stacey’s books
at her website
Back to A4V and our mission...we are currently supporting Fisher House Milwaukee by putting together care packages for families with veteran loved ones in the Zablocki Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

In November 2017, A4V delivered 30 overflowing care packages filled with books, personal care and comfort items, and snacks donated by our awesome sponsoring authors (many of whom have military family members, have served themselves, and/or write military romance). 

Make sure to check them out – these wonderful authors go above and beyond for those who have gone above and beyond.

Find all of PJ’s books
at her website  
Along with the care packages, A4V does a huge reader giveaway with our main fundraisers, and smaller giveaways in the months between. One of them is going on right now, and you can
enter the giveaway HERE.

Readers and authors alike...we’d love to have you be a part of our mission. Please sign up for our newsletter and follow A4V on social media to be notified of upcoming fundraisers and giveaways.

Stacey Joy Netzel: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stacey Joy Netzel promises no matter the trials of the journey, you get a Happily Ever After at the end of her books. She is a wife, daughter, and mother of veterans, and lives in N.E. Wisconsin with her family, a horse, and some hilarious cats. She writes steamy romantic suspense and small town contemporary romance with sexy, rugged heroes, and strong, resilient heroines. Colorado, Wisconsin, and Italy are favorite settings for her books, and she is a three time winner of Wisconsin Romance Writers’ Write Touch Readers’ Award.

PJ Fiala: Writing has been a desire my whole life. Once I found the courage to write, life changed for me in the most profound way. Bringing stories to readers that I'd enjoy reading and creating characters that are flawed, but lovable is such a joy.

When not writing, I'm with my family doing something fun. My husband, Gene, and I are bikers and enjoy riding to new locations, meeting new people and generally enjoying this fabulous country we live in.

I come from a family of veterans. My grandfather, father, brother, two sons, and one daughter-in-law are all veterans. Needless to say, I am proud to be an American and proud of the service my amazing family has given.


Judith Ashley said...

Stacey and PJ, Thank you for being our guests today on Romancing The Genres. A4V is certainly a worthwhile endeavor and shows what any of us can do when we are passionate and committed to a cause. RTG's own Paty Jager is one of your sponsoring authors and I hope you pick up a few more Genre-istas or our readers this weekend.

Would love to know more about what sponsoring authors actually do to contribute. Since you supply more than books in those care packages, I'm assuming there is more involved.

Diana McCollum said...

What a great organization! I just signed up for your newsletter. Hoping I can help in the future. Great blog post!

Maggie Lynch said...

Sounds like a great cause. I will sign up for your newsletter and await any call to send things.

My first published romantic suspense book was written about a group of Marines who retired after 20 years in the military after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. I wrote it while my son was serving there as a Marine. Both my fears and hopes for his safe return, bodily and mentally, were in that book. At that same time his fiancee, now wife, was serving in the Navy aboard an aircraft carrier in the Gulf.

I loved writing it so much that I decided to make it a series and continue to feature veterans in their stateside lives of finding and helping those who others have given up on finding alive.

Are you also familiar with Operation Paperback? I regularly send books to them as well, though they are new books direct shipped.

Thanks for the work you do to serve those men and women who answer the call to serve both here and abroad.

Sarah Raplee said...

I'm excited to sign up for your newsletter. This sounds like such a great organization!