Friday, November 11, 2011

Blog Tour de Troops

Hey y'all! Today I am excited to tell you about something really neat -- a fun blog tour! I was contacted and asked to be one of the sponsors for this tour, and I was more than happy to comply. There are tons of free books involved, giveaways, etc., and all of it's based around helping our troops. Make sure to take a look and join in on the fun, and help support our soliders! :)

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
- Winston Churchill

This weekend, November 11 – 14, Terri Giuliano Long, author of the bestselling
novel In Leah’s Wake, joins 50 indie authors in Blog Tour de Troops, a charity blog
hop sponsored by the Indie Book Collective.

To celebrate, Terri is hosting Emmy-winning film editor Nina Gilberti, currently a
full-time editor for the hit CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. Nina is also an indie
filmmaker. On Terri’s blog, Nina talks about her upcoming documentary, When Jane
and Johnny Coming Marching Homeless, a powerful film about the horrors faced by
some veterans upon their return home after war.

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange,
mournful mutter of the battlefield.
Douglas MacArthur

Did you know that one-third of the people living on the streets are veterans who
served in the Vietnam War?

In addition to physical homelessness - whether couch surfing, living in a car or
existing on the street – many vets also face emotional, psychological, and spiritual
homelessness. While they may seem fine on the outside, within they struggle with
the hidden wounds of war - issues like Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD), nightmares,
hyper-vigilance, meaning they are on high alert all the time, Traumatic Brain Injury
(TBI), drug & alcohol abuse and addiction, prescription drug addiction – resulting
in high divorce rates, joblessness, spousal abuse, and suicide. Naturally, these life-
altering problems also affect the spouse, children, and parents of veterans.

With her film, When Jane & Johnny Come Marching Homeless, Nina hopes to inspire
our nation to care, to generate real compassion - and perhaps create a movement
towards profound healing and understanding for these veterans and their families.

Blog Tour de Troops

This Veteran’s Day Weekend, November 11 – 14, 50 indie authors are participating
in a daisy chain blog hop to support U.S. troops. Anyone who leaves a comment on a
participating author’s blog will receive a coupon for a free eBook - plus the author
will give a free eBook to one active-duty U.S. troop. This means you have a chance to
collect 50, yes 50, FREE eBooks.

For details and a list of participating authors, please visit the Indie Book Collective


Leave a comment on Terri’s blog and receive a coupon for an In Leah’s Wake eBook
– for every comment, Terri will also give a free eBook to an active-duty troop.

PLUS, just for leaving a comment, you’ll be entered in a random drawing for one of
these amazing prizes:

FIRST PRIZE – a $ 50 Amazon gift card, a copy of the Criminal Minds script for
episode 701- the season seven opener written by executive producer and writer
autographed photo of the Criminal Minds cast!

SECOND PRIZE (total 3) – autographed photograph of the Criminal Minds cast!


With your comment, leave the name of a U.S. troop and he or she will be eligible to
win an awesome care package, consisting of: $ 100 Amazon gift card, a boxed video
set of Criminal Minds, Season 6, PLUS an autographed photo of the CM cast!

* Winners to be determined by a random number generator, using

To learn more about the film When Jane & Johnny Come Marching Homeless and to
enter the raffle, please visit Terri’s blog:


Terri Giuliano Long said...

Dear Jane,

Thank you SO much for your kindness and support! With your help, we've had over 200 comments and more than 2500 page views. This means 200+ readers and troops will receive free copies of In Leah's Wake and we've been able to share news about Nina's powerful documentary with thousands of people! This would not have been possible without your help!

Thank you so very, very much!!

Warmest wishes,


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