Friday, November 11, 2011

Time to Walk the Walk for Blog Tour de Troops!

Hello, and welcome, Tour followers! I hope you enjoyed your stay at Sip n Share with Susan!


I blogged about my great uncle in the first world war, a few days ago. It was my way of introducing my participation in Blog Tour de Troops, run by the Indie Book Collective (more about the Tour later.) My column today, however, features my family and what happened to them in WWII, in England and Ireland.


My mother and father were kids then. Mum's family had just moved to Northern Ireland, so they were suddenly part of it and found that they had to endure rationing. My dad, though, probably had the worst of it. Along with other kids from London, he was put on a train with his sister, my aunt, and sent to the country, to get away from the terrible air raids at the time.
An evacuation worker writes a label to put on a small boy


Parents put their children on those trains, not knowing where the boys and girls would end up. Brothers and sisters were divided. The towns in the country that received them had no idea what they were getting into, either. One village that had been assigned twenty children ended up with over two hundred extra mouths to feed.


My father never talked about what happened to him during that stint in the country, and that silence is perhaps worse than knowing the truth.


It is in my parents' honor, then, as well as the men and women in uniform, that I join Blog Tour de Troops. 


If you have been following the tour, you joined me here at Fresh Pot of Tea from Susan Salluce's blog, http://sipnsharewithsusan.com/ I do hope that you will continue on to Delphine Pontvieux's blog, http://missnyet.wordpress.com/. I love both of their blog names, by the way, and I can't wait to read what my fellow authors have written to celebrate the troops.


A word about the blog tour: Fifty authors are offering their books as free giveaways to anyone who comments on this and the other blogs. 


In addition, every comment earns an ebook for a troop. Plus, each comment is an entry into a drawing for a free Kindle! So, how cool as that?


So, here is how you get your free ebook:


• Leave a comment below and share with us your connection to our military – is it you, a family member, a friend? Also please remember to include your email, or I can’t send you a free book!


• Do you have a specific soldier in mind to receive my book? Let me know! Leave their info below in your comment.


Here's where I get annoyingly redundant: Don't forget your contact info when you comment! Because otherwise I can't find you and give you a free book!


• If you just want us to designate a soldier, we are on it. 

• It may take me a day or so to get through the comments and respond to you with the free ebook. Oh, I know you want the books and I want to give it to you! But I hope to have loads of responses (since each response sends a free book to a soldier, and all) and so it might take a bit to catch up.

• As authors, we’d ALL really appreciate a review on Amazon after you read our free books. Because that would just be so great.

Please help me to support the troops by sharing this post on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, or your own blog. You would be the coolest person ever if you did that.



Now, don't forget to mosey on over to Miss Nyet for more Tour, and more books...

174 comments:

Thomas A. Knight said...

My grand father was in WWII. He carried around a bullet inside him for many years. I always admired him for that. He died a few years back, but I still remember him.

Lest we forget.

Alison said...

Thanks so much for sharing that memory with us, Thomas. The Canadian troops did so much in WWI and WWII.

Berit said...

My father and grandfather were both in the military (before I was born). And I know a couple friends of the family who are now.

Alison said...

I will think of them, then, Berit, as we send out books to the soldiers serving overseas. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

Great post for a wonderful cause :-)

Miranda @ My Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Both of my grandfathers were in the military, one in WWII and one in the Korean war. Now I am married to an army soldier myself so I am surrounded by the military.

thank you for being a part of this wonderful cause.

miranda_lynn2001(at)live(dot)com

SupaGurlbooks said...

My Dad, grandpa, great granpa were all in the Army. They all hold special places in my heart!!

Thank you!
SupaGurl
supagurlheather@gmail.com

Suzy Turner said...

My Grandfather was in WWII. Sadly, he died in 2009 while I was on holiday thousands of miles away in Canada. I couldn't make it back for the funeral.
I never really got the chance to talk to him about the war as I grew up in another country and hardly ever saw him. He was a wonderful man though and I still miss him.
Best wishes
suzy.turner[at]hotmail.com

Marsha said...

Thank you so much for your support of our troops! It means so much to know that we all haven't forgotten them and that we thank them for their rather difficult service.

I would love to have a copy of your ebook. Thank you and Bless you!

Marsha
ladymargaretrose@yahoo.com

Krissie said...

Thanks so much for this giveaway and for the support of our troops. My partner served 20 years in the military.

Anonymous said...

Happy Remembrance Day.

mrice6@cox.net

Stephanie O. said...

My family has many ties to the Military. From my grandfather, to my father, to my uncles, to my cousins, to my husband. Air Force, Marines, and Army. Friends of the family as well have ties to the military.

Thank you for doing this.

Stephanie O.
ladybug07999@yahoo.com

Don said...

Great cause. With a niece and nephew just leaving active service I know how much they appreciate the little bits of home they get no matter who they come from.
Thanks!

Don
djcox@liphoto.net

Ryan said...

As a soldier i think this is an awesome way to show support to the troops. If it was not for your support with these types of programs I know some soldiers would go stir crazy. It has been my honor to serve. ryan.mills68 (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to your book. This will be my first one by you and I can't wait to read it.

It is very generous to offer these books to our many service men and women.

Leslie
kindle3.user@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

My husband was in the navy during Vietnam. (I lost 2 friends to that war.) Thank you for supporting our troops.
cmhswi@yahoo.com

Shrouded Heart said...

Thank you for participating in this awesome cause :)

My granddad was in the RAF and fought during WWII, he passed away when I was 11 but still 18 years later I miss him dearly.

shroudedheart@hotmail.com

Alison said...

Thanks so much for all the amazing comments and memories, everyone! I am rushing out now to do a walkathon for the vets, but I'll be back this afternoon to continue the Tour.

Have some more Tea while I'm gone!

divavixenqueen said...

This is a great cause.
divavixenqueen(at)gmail(dot)com

Laura Reese said...

Great Event - thanks for participating!

laurenclarkbooks@gmail.com

lostbowyer said...

My father and uncle served in WWII. This is a great cause thank you for participating

glenn(at)keyaquests(dot)com

pamela bachmayer said...

Thank you for sharing that memory with us. Thank you for participating int he tour. Looking forward to reading your book.
pamela@pbdesigns.biz

rhonda1111 said...

brother served years ago no wars at the time. thank you troops.
rlrlaney@yahoo.com
http://readalot-rhonda1111.blogspot.com/

Alexandra Lanc said...

I have quite a few people I know in the Service -- cousins, friends, and veterans. Thank you for doing this to support them!

alexandralanc@aol.com

Marta said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful blog tour, this truly is such a wonderful cause, and I am so looking forward to reading your book! :)

Marta

mpa931 (at) yahoo (dot) es

Kay said...

Thank you for participating in this very worthwhile event.
Kalyn
kalyn@runestone.net

Meg said...

Wow - what a powerful story about your father. Can't imagine leaving home and living among strangers as a child - and if he never spoke of it, how much heartache he went through... My dad served in the Pacific in WW2. He was very young. He said he was always scared, but did what he had to do as a Navyman.

Thanks so much - another great Blog Tour de Force!

jmrinaldo said...

My brother-in-law, who just passed away last year from prostate cancer, was in the VietNam war. He wouldn't talk about his experiences in VietNam, but I know he was deeply affected by that time.
God bless all our soldiers and veterans.
rinald47@gmail.com

kkellijo said...

Such an awesome way to show support to our troops!!

kkellijo@yahoo.com

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

You are to be praised for donating your time and talent to such a worthy event! Thank you for the chance to read your book and pass one on to a deserving soldier.

I have an ancestor in every conflict involving the US. My father was a WWII vet, serving in the Army Air Corps, and my husband is a Vietnam vet who served in the Navy.

pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Pame Brennan said...

Thank you, Allie! You are an AMAZING person!

KarElfy said...

Thank you for what you are doing. Happy Veterans Day. My father was in the Army for 23 years, I grew up as a Army brat. karen.honderich@gmail.com

Joni said...

Thank you for participating in this great tour which will benefit our troops. My husband served in the Marine Corps. Several of my uncles served in WWII, one of whom was wounded in battle.

Candy said...

Thanks for your support of the troops
Candy
dragonfly1976@gmail.com

Leia Shaw said...

thanks for the giveaway! leia@leiashaw.com

Anne said...

Thanks for participating in the blog tour and donating books.

My father and brother are vets, as was one of my grandfathers.

acm05atjuno.com

winnie said...

Thank you for supporting the troops! This tour is a wonderful idea!

chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

books4me said...

The only tie I have to the military is to those who are willing to fight for us! Well, my grandfather, step father, and uncle all fought in some war.

Home of the FREE
Because of the BRAVE

books4me67 at ymail dot com

Betty Johnson said...

My loving husband is an active duty soldier currently serving in Afghanistan. To say thank you for all the men and women serving our country is simple. Every day their sacrifices are appreciated. Let's all remember them every day.

betty.vickery.johnson@gmail.com

I would love it if you could send my husband a free ebook- he never has enough to read over there.

provert247@gmail.com

Jess said...

Thank you so much for what you are doing for our troops you are such a blessing!


JessEmilyZack@yahoo.com

Sapphyria said...

My father was a Marine in Vietnam War. My grandfather was in the Navy. My father-in-law was in the Army. I have several friends and other relatives that served our country in one branch of the military or another. The union I belong to at work also sponsors a platoon and we send care packages to them every month.

Thank you for support our troops in this way.

Saph
saphsbookblog at gmail dot com

Nicole Marie said...

Great Cause! Happy to help!

nicole at sharearead dot com

Coral Russell said...

Just stopping by to say Hi! and get a soldier a free eBook. I was honored to be able to interview my best friend for the blog tour. Have a great time!

Brian Jeffreys said...

Its great to be on tour with you! I know it means a lot to our troops that we're thinking of them today!

I would like a copy of your ebook. God Bless!

brjf@yahoo.com

Quinn Smythwood said...

My maternal grandfather was in WWII. He never spoke about the experience.

Awesome blog tour for a great cause! Thanks!

quinnsmythwood(AT)gmail(.)com

Melissa said...

My Grandfather was in the Korean War, while several of my cousins were in the Army Reserves after high school.

Bookblogger said...

Both of my grandfathers' served in WWII and I have a cousin currently active. I don't need a copy of the book as I did a review on my blog for this event, but I'm sure someone overseas would enjoy it thoroughly.

Christy said...

My father served in the US Navy during the Korean War. My 2 brothers, a sister and I also served in the Navy. I have numerous cousins and uncles that have also served in different branches of the military. We are proud to be a military family. Thank you for brightening the day of a soldier overseas. christygibbon at juno dot com

Andrea said...

I have to go all the way back to WW1 to have a veteran family member. I have lots of neighbors and friends that have served more recently.

Thanks to those who have served and thank you for giving some great books to them.

andreagrendahl@gmail.com

latishajean said...

Thank you for this great blog tour here so someone can get a copy of a your book! My dad was in the military for 30 years Navy so thank you again!
tishajean@ charter.net

heartNsole said...

Thank you so much for helping the troops! I am from a long line of military members from all branches. I was about to sign up myself but cant due to medical reasons :( But I am supporting from the sidelines! A special shout out to my father in law who is a Vietnam vet and has a Purple Heart among other medals!

nook_heartnsole at yahoo dot com

Nancy G said...

I have many cousins and nieces and nephews in the military now. My father was in Korea, and my uncles were all in various branches of the service. We have a long tradition of military service in our family.

Nancy G said...

Keep forgetting to leave the email addy. nancyg5997@gmail.com

Arianne Cruz said...

My uncle used to be a marine and he's the best person I know :D
email: cruz042 at csusm dot edu

georgewho said...

My father is a Vet, and he lives with my husband, my son, and myself. Has been with us for 14 years. He isn't able to make it on his own. God bless you for helping to get books to our troops. I'd love to read your book, too.
Thank you so very much.
Georgeanna
tdf.gb@bucksmont.net

Emily said...

I have many family members who have served in the military and currently live in a very military centered town
(Virginia Beach.) My email is whatbookisthat at gmail dot com. Thanks!

Na said...

I'm so glad I can make my comment tuly count' I don't have a personal connection with the military but I am personal thankful for all they do and giving me the freedom I have.

Cambonified{at}yahoo{dot}com

Heather Powers said...

My husband is a former Marine, my sister in law was in the Navy, my grandfather in law was in the Navy, my uncle was in the army, and tons more in my family.

Thanks for supporting the troops.

Heather Powers
earthsbooknook at gmail dot com

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

This is such an amazing thing you are doing. Thank you so much.

carrieannryanwrites @ gmail . com

Alison said...

It is such a wonderful gift to read all of these comments as you share your experiences with me! Thanks to you all for stopping by today. And keep them coming!

Susan Salluce said...

Wonderful post. I'm on the tour as well; Susan Salluce, sipnsharewithsusan. Your writing sounds great and your blog post was so well done! Back to work!!

Melissa said...

Thank you to all our troops and the wonderful people who are participating in this blog tour :)

mels2884 @ yahoo.com

Marlene Harris said...

This is a terrific way of supporting the troops. Two of my cousins served in Vietnam. Not all scars are on the outside.
Marlene@readingreality.net

melora said...

Thank you for sharing about your parents. I too would be peturbed about your father's silence.

Both grandfathers joined the army, one fought in WWI, the other in WWII. My brother is a vet of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars too.

I would also love to read your book.

melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

miss nyet Publishing said...

Hello! I am a fellow tour de troops author. i am so glad to be a part of this today. Feel free to come and check my page as well so we give even more books to the troops at the end of the weekend

Michelle said...

Thank you for supporting our troops. I have no family currently in the military but do have friends that are,

shadow31071 (at) suddenlink (dot) net

jtbiker said...

Thanks for supporting the troops. Please give my copy to the troops as well. Thanks again.

The One and Only Doc said...

Another author on the tour stopping in.

I LOVE the pictures you found to go along with this entry, and my heart goes out to you regarding your father...I wonder what kind of story he just can't bring himself to tell you.

In any case, here's to a lot of comments, a lot of traffic, and a lot of ebooks for soldiers who risk their well-being every day for the sake of those back home.

~ Erin M. Klitzke
athensmcleod@hotmail.com

posts said...

Allison, who knew. Wow! What a blog. Your post for the tour was outstanding and I certainly an pleased to see such heart-felt support for our troops on Veteran's Day. I will be visiting this site often. Thanks for doing this.

Best wishes,
D. M. Kenyon
author at lotus blossom book dot com

Tracy said...

My connection to the military is through my son-in-law SPC Zach Schaneberger. He's in Iraq but is expected home in time for the Christmas holidays (Hooray!)

Thank you for being a part of this. I really appreciate all you do.

rivawriter(at)yahoo(dot)com

divavixenqueen said...

This is a really great way to support the troops.
Happy Remembrance Day and Veterans Day

divavixenqueen(at)gmail(dot)com

Allyson said...

My veteran heroes are my cousins who are both marines, one is still on active duty and the other recently completed his second tour and decided to go back to college. So impressed with them both.

Thanks for the free read - I'm excited to get it! Also, thank you for supporting our troops!

allyreads81 at gmail dot com

Donna Brown said...

What a lovely post and beautifully illustrated. It's impossible to imagine what it was like but the pictures offer a small insight into an alien world. Thanks again.

Beverly said...

Thanks for participating in this tour! It is great to see so many working together to support the brave men and women who proudly serve to keep us safe and free. I don't have a special soldier in mind, but I know whoever gets the ebook will be thrilled and know that we are so grateful for what they do.
Thanks for hosting - bevsharp@desch.org

Andrea said...

Thank you for supporting out troops this way (and I have to say that I'm going to enjoy it too). My father, husband and brother-in-law have all served or are currently serving and anything that supports our troops is near and dear to my heart.
Thanks again,
Andrea
a_ariail(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jesi Lea Ryan said...

Thank you for participating in the Blog Tour de Troops! Such a great cause.

~Jesi

jesilea(at)charter(dot)net

SusanB said...

My dad was in WWII and my brothers were in Vietnam. Thanks for your support of our troops!
susan.byerly@comcast.net

Dianne Venetta said...

Many in family have served and when the day comes, I'll stand behind my children when they choose to step up and support the cause.

As a fellow author on tour with you, I salute your family as well as all who served.

dianne(at)diannevenetta(dot)com

Sandi said...

Love you post - what a great cause! Thanks for your participation!

I look forward to reading your book!

Sandi(at)Beckman(dot)me

Angi said...

My grandfather, brother, and several cousins have all be in the military. My grandfather broke his back and spent a large amount of time paralyzed while in the service in the '20s. More recently, my younger cousin was injured in Iraq.

Thanks for taking part in this event! I look forward to reading your book.

Angi
ailishification @ gmail . com

Amanda W. said...

What a wonderful thing you all are doing! I am honored to be a very small part of it! My best friend is a SeaBee in the Navy and recently he returned from Iraq, and my Oldest cousin (more like a brother as we grew up in the same house together) was a Marine for almost twenty years. Unfortunately his last tour of Iraq left him with PTSD. I have many other friends and family affiliated with the military and am always willing to do whatever I am able to do to help out!

Thanks again!
iarvd@yahoo.com

Karen said...

I'm so thrilled this has started. It's always wonderful to recognize those who served out country!

Karen

kmoaton@hotmail.com

Elizabeth Anne Mitchell said...

I have many veterans in my family, and my nephew, Christopher Mitchell, is serving in the Army in Iraq. My email is lapidaryprose (at) gmail (dot) com

Gail said...

What a wonderful way to show support to those serving or have served. Happy Veteran’s Day.
My father served in the Korean war in the sections where they were right in the enemy lines up on a hill. Most of the people that went on that hill, died. My dad lived long and passed away in 2008

Amelia
rejoicegmj@goldenwest.net

Bookwyrm369 said...

What a great way to support our troops! Thanks :-)

smaccall AT comcast.net

Evan said...

I don't have any connections other then the fact that I owe my existence, opportunity, and freedom to the lucky man or woman who gets a book I just got them.

katsrus said...

My father was in the marines. I am so thankful for all the veterans and for all my freedoms that I have. Thanks for your wonderful post.
Sue B
katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

Andrea said...

My grandfather was in the Navy.

Happy Veterans Day!

ainfinger@comcast.net

Eileen (Books R Us) said...

Thanks for participating in the Event. i do not know of anyone in the Armed Forces.

eileen at booksrusonline.com

Lori @ Romancing the Darkside said...

What an awesome post! Most of my family has been in the military starting with my grandfather who was in the Korean War. Wishing all the veteran's and men and women of our Armed Forces a very special Veteran's Day...their sacrifice for our freedom is too great to put into words!

romancingthedarkside{at}gmail{dot}com

Maghon said...

I can't pick a soldier because I know so many, I was senior in high school when 9-11 happened so a LOT of my classmates went to war, and family and friends... So to every single soldier, human and animal alike, THANK YOU!!!!
Magluvsya03@yahoo.com

Sophia Rose said...

Thanks for participating in the worthy project.

I have connections to the military all around me with brother, both parents, friends, and neighbors serving in all the armed forces and the coast guard.

sophiarose1816@gmail.com

Evan said...

Oops, sorry. Forgot to give my email:
evanbartholomewATgmailDOTcom

Hope this event gets a lot of tourists.

ardeeeichelmann said...

My connection to Veteran's Day is primarily my grandfather who fought in WWII and my grandmother who took care of things on the home front, growing a Victory garden and caring for two little girls all alone.

Cheers,

Ardee-ann

sagemoon_cottage@yahoo.com

Traci said...

Hi, thanks for being part of this! My brother and several uncles and cousins all served our country. Happy veteran's day!
nebbyATzoominternetDOTnet

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing your book with us and the troops. Can't wait to read it.
helpersarah2009@gmail.com

JoAnna said...

My uncle was in the air force.
Thanks for supporting our troops!

beckerjo at verizon dot net

Tamsyn said...

Beautiful post. Thank you for sharing. This is a wonderful project.
tamsyn5@yahoo.com

Nan said...

What a great way to honor and give to the people who serve our country. Thanks for participating. My godson served two tours in Iraq and I thank the Lord everyday that he is home and safe.
nwilson@sportsfive.net

Nikki said...

Almost all of the men in my family served at least 4 years in the military! Thank you so much for the support of our troops!!
viajeradelmar@aol.com

aobibliophile™ said...

hi Alison! my late paternal grandfather was a WWII veteran. he never wielded a gun but he served the US troops deployed in our country through a spatula. he was a cook and made sure that the troops had their meals hot and ready. a late Uncle went to military school and another one is now a retired Naval officer. we may not be from the USA but America is our ally and i am proud of my family members and all the troops who have made and continue to make this world a safer and better place to live in. thanks for a copy of your ebook. c",)

aobibliophile(at)gmail(dot)com

Elaine said...

My connection is both my father and my father-in-law. It's so great you guys are doing this. Thanks so much.

readingrat@yahoo.com

Barbara said...

My father was in the Navy. And I had several Uncles and cousins that were in various branches of the military as well. I have a very LARGE family, so, it's kinda hard to keep track. My father was 1 of 12 and my mother 1 of 10 children. See what I mean? Anyway...thank you for doing this for our troops and I look forward to reading your book.

barbbattaglia@yahoo.com

Enna P. said...

This is amazing what you guys are doing for the troops! They deserve it!

ennapenglin(AT)sbcglobal(DOT)net

Theresa M said...

Thank you for supporting our Troops! My grandfather, father and brother are all proud to be Air Force Veterans.
t_manfredi@hotmail.com

Nissie said...

My dad and godfather both served in the army. So did my dad's uncle, who lost his life in WWII. I think this is such a fantastic thing you're doing for our troops. Thank you!

nissie151530 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My father in law was 15 when he entered ww2. His brother in arms 18. My mother in law was in the USO. My ex father in law and his 3 brothers were in either ww2, Korea, or Viet Nam. I have cousins also who joined the military. I have a sister who spent 12 years in the Navy. And a son in law whoe wasin this one. As for me Viet Nam ended when I was 15 so I wasperfectly positioned between wars. I respect our military and veterans. Please contribute my ebook to an eligible veteran.

Pinky said...

Hi,

Here for the Blog Tour - Thank you to all of the men & women of the armed forces for everything you do and for keeping our country safe!

My grandfather served in WWII & the Korean War, and I had uncles that served in the Vietnam War. And a close cousin that is a Top Gun Navy Pilot in the Gulf War and others and is still serving.

Thank you for supporting the troops!

Pinky
pinkmaiden821(at)gmail(dot)com

Brittany C. said...

Thank you so much for being a part of this!! My whole family is a Military family. From as far back as I know the men of the family have served. Currently I have 1 cousin (and his gf) serving in the Air Force and 2 cousins serving in the Coast Guard.

brittanyrose40 AT yahoo DOT com

Jacqui R said...

Both my grandparents were in WWII and my dad served also.

ticklebear2 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

My father was in the Army,brother in the Navy,husband and brother-in-law in the Marines,and niece in the Army.Thank you all for this tour. carolynvaldez51@yahoo.com

Meg, Caitlin and Laurie T said...

Thank you for supporting our troops. My dad served in WWII.

Laurie
readergirls(at)gmail(dot)com

Rachel Vessar said...

The book sounds great. Thanks for participating in the BTDT. I have several family members who have served in the Navy, Air Force and Army. Thanks to all our service men & women.

pefrw(at)yahoo(dot)com

BJ said...

Thanks so much for participating in this! And sharing your family' experiences. I can't even imagine what your father and those other children went through!

My family has a long military history. My maternal grandfather and his two brothers all served in WW II,two of them in Europe (D Day) and my grandfather in the Pacific.

My father served in the early days of Vietnam, and was liberally doused with Agent Orange. He died as a result of that in 1989 at age 44. So young :(

My stepfather served as an Navy Corpsman assigned to a Marine unit in Vietnam. He's dedicated the rest of his life to working with veterans, including running the Veteran's Home in my state. He's retired now, but has given an amazing amount to the military.

My email is DiNozzoGibbs @ gmail. com Thanks so much!

Vanessa said...

My father was born on veterens day and I lost him 13 years ago so this day has always held twice the meaning for me. I want to thank the troops for their dedication including my cousin Danny and dear friend Yves and also tell my father I love him and miss him dearly. 2vr.iver@gmail.com

Patti P said...

My daddy was a marine, his brother was in the air force and his dad was in the army. I am proud that so many men in my family served our country.
musicalfrog at comcast.net

Pauline said...

Thank you for being part of the tour and supporting the troops!

Have a great day!
pauline@pjhandcrafts.com

ruby95660 said...

I come from an Air Force family. My Dad served for just over 10 years, my uncle is currently serving and has been for over 15 years, and even my cousin will be joining next Febuary, and not to long after, my younger brother.
This is a wonderful idea! Thanks for supporting our troops!

ruby[dot]meek[at]yahoo[dot]com

otterdaughter said...

Although I don't have any family or friends in the military, I used to send care packages via 'Books for Soldiers', and this is an awesome way to continue that effort!

Denise Z said...

I am having an emotional response to this event. I had to stop yesterday and hop back by to visit today. I appreciate your generosity of giving and thank you so much for participating. I have had many relatives and friends and my son is currently in college studying and planing to enlist.

dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

anaavu said...

Thanks for telling us about your experiences!

Ana
anaavu@gmail.com
http://book-spark.blogspot.com/

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

My dad was in World War II and I my husband served in Viet Nam
Thanks for doing this for our troops and for giving me a chance to read your book and to win a Kindle
Maggie
grandmayellowhair@gmail.com

Krysykat said...

My paternal grandfather served in the Korean War and my maternal grandfather served in WWII.

Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

klmullins said...

I just that this is a great way to show thanks to the troops. I know as a Marine wife that I love it when I see ways to give back to the troops. So thank you!

klmullins88@hotmail.com

cardinole said...

Thank you for participating in this wonderful tour and for the free ebook. I can't wait to read it!

Laura G.
cardinoles@gmail.com

Anne said...

Thanks for your generosity! And many thanks to our troops!

Anne
mynextchapter(at)annenowlin(dot)com

Becca said...

My Grandfather served.
Your book looks interesting and I can't wait to read it.
Thank you,
Becca
rebeccapoindexter @gmail.com

Kathryn Merkel said...

Thanks for being part of this awesome gift to our troops.

My maternal grandfather & 2 of his brothers served in WWII. One of the brothers didn't make it back home. My paternal grandfather was also in the service during WWII, but he just missed being shipped out & remained stateside. I've got multiple uncles & cousins who also have served in one branch or another of the military at locations around the world. I'm very proud of them all.

drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

missyebookmail said...

My dad was in the Navy so I grew up a Navy Brat. I also understand the sacrifice, not only of the enlisted men and women, but their families also. They serve our nation as well.

I have a cousin, family friend and uncle who are serve right now - 2 overseas and one stateside. They are all heroes in my book no matter where they serve. Every man & woman in uniform are important - including our police officers and fire fighters who protect us everyday across the nation.

Thanks for the free book - can't wait to read your story!
missyebookmail (AT) mediacombb (DOT) net

Rachel Cotterill said...

Those are great photos - they capture so much atmosphere.

contact [at] rachelcotterill [dot] com

practimom said...

My two uncles were in the Vietnam war. One was a navy guy, the other in the Army. Uncle Mike (Army) layered the surface to some things they had to face and I don't know how he took it. Soldiers are amazing and I love every one of them. Thanks for doing the tour to help honor them.

Christy
practimom@yahoo.com

Barb said...

My father served in three wars.

nurse6030 said...

My grandfather was in the Navy, so my love goes deep for the military. Thanks for your participation in the event!

nurse6030@gmail.com

Hellen said...

Thanks for being part of this tour and I hope your book makes somebody’s day better :)

hellenlovesbooks (at) gmail (dot) com

Meg said...

Thank you for our troops, and thank you for being a part of this. It is such an amazing thing that all you authors are doing! I cannot wait to read a copy of your book.

meghan.guarnieri@gmail.com

Cat said...

That is an amazing story about your parents. I'm glad you can honor them this way.

stefscat@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being part of this Blog Tour de Troops. And thanks to the troops for what they do.
Mu connection(s):
My grandmother's brother was killed in WW1.
My father was in both the air force and the army in WW2. One branch at a time!
Friends of mine from school have been to Afghanistan and Iraq.

Janey
jandhj2 (AT) yahoo (DOT) ca

Brandy B aka Brandlwyne said...

Hi My grandpa was in WWII and I love his stories. THis is an amazing giveaway!!!

~Brandy
brandyzbooks at yahoo dot com

Alison said...

I'm blown away by all the memories you have shared here with me. What a gift! Thanks so much, everyone!

Larion aka Larriane Wills said...

great story.
larriane@hotmail.com

Miranda Grissom said...

My grandpa was in Korea. Thank you to all Veteran's and those still serving today!!

miranda.grissomATgmailDOTcom

Carol said...

Thank you for your generosity, and I am looking forward to reading your book!!

kisstheday @ hotmail.com

slyvester!123!! said...

I think I commented in the wrong spot, because I don't see where I anything that I wrote. Lol
I wanted to thank you for the support of the troops past, present and the future. And for all your hard work.
I also wanted to know if you could send a book also to my vet, she's stationed in Afganistan, I know she would appreciate it.
My e-mail is tammi.hagberg@sbcglobal.net and my vets is
drkatewilliams@aol.com
Thank you, Tammi

meandmom said...

Happy to support a good cause.

MaryC said...

My father served in WWII.

Please donate my copy to a service member.

msmjb65 said...

I don't have a personal connection to anyone in the Armed Forces - although I just got back in touch with an old boyfriend (er, 27 years ago old!) who had just gotten out of the Marines when we dated...I was quite young when we were together and I had no clue what his experience in the Marines might have been like...maybe all these years later I should ask...

Thanks for making this such a great event and for your generosity!
MJB
msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

Linda Meza said...

What a great way to support our troops. They will love having a good book to escape to when they are out there protecting out freedom. Thanks again
Linda
linmeza@hotmail.com

Carmen said...

Thank you for supporting our troops this way!

carmenbartATgmailDOTcom

readingismycheapaddiction said...

Thanks for doing this. I'm not in the military but I have many cousins, aunts, and uncles who have served.

I'd love a copy of your book
diamondskye20 at yahoo dot com

Kayla Beth said...

This is such a great cause! My grandfather served in WWII. He was actually at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed. He came out of the army with many medals including four purple hearts. I know one was for being shot near the lung and the other was for saving a president ( I can't remember who it was but he was not president at the time my grandfather saved him. He became president later.) I know that people like him are who help this country!

Thanks for the ebook!

kbethp(at)yahoo(dot)com

shayne said...

Thank you so much for participating in this, as an air force veteran I can really appreciate it.

shayne
milldirt@msn.com

shayne said...

Thank you so much for participating in this, as an air force veteran I can really appreciate it.

shayne
milldirt@msn.com

shayne said...

Thank you so much for participating in this, as an air force veteran I can really appreciate it.

shayne
milldirt@msn.com

shayne said...

Thank you so much for participating in this, as an air force veteran I can really appreciate it.

shayne
milldirt@msn.com

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for your support of the troops. They are great and really deserve this!
egstanley(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen in TN said...

Thank you for your support and the ebook

kolists a\t gmail dt com

Anonymous said...

This is such a great thing. Thanks!

Sue
s.sue38@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Both my parents were in the service. k2nax@yahoo.com

Holly said...

thanks for doing this - I started reading ebooks while surviving a 15 month deployment 2003-4. Recently retired from the Army (33 years worth) after my last go-around in Afghanistan I can reassure you that book readers are everywhere and provide sanity in the middle of chaos.

-Holly (prosekniticATyahooDOTde)

jessica said...

I don't have anyone in the service recently but both my Dad and my to-be-stepdad were both in the service.
jessangil at gmail dot com
-Jessica B

Susan said...

So happy to participate in this wonderful blog tour. Thank you! We have veterans in our family from WWII & Korea.

glitrbug said...

My dad was a WWII vet and landed at Omaha Beach on D-day. He didn't live quite long enough to go on one of the Honor Tours and he didn't talk about the war but he looked very dashing in the pictures. : )
Thanks for the book and thanks for supporting our troops
OmahaUrbanec AT aol Dot com

Isolabella said...

Thank you so much for supporting our troops and for participating in this blog tour. I don't have a connection to the military.

thenarcissuslibrary at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for participating in this wonderful project, and thank you to our veterans for their service!

lindaspencer@mac.com

Anonymous said...

geraldr416 (at) aol (dot) com
enjoy WWII stories. my grandfather (RIP) was on the Red Ball Express. They used to fight to drive the ammo truck versus the gasoline trucks. If the ammo truck got hit, they had a chance to get out. Gas,ka-boom. Talk to a vet and you will learn a lot about the world outside your home. Highly recommended.

Barb A said...

I don't have any current family members in the military, although did lose a cousin in Viet Nam and my father-in-law served in WW1. Unfortunately he died before I ever met my husband, so I never met him. He survived the war or my husband would never have been born. He lied about his age to get in, as he was too young at the time.

Donate to any service person and send my free book to ackleybj {at} verizon {dot} net. Thanks for such a great program and giving us a way to show our appreciation for our enlisted men and women.

Anonymous said...

I have a few family members who were in various branches but none currently in active duty. Thanks for the free read.

1zrv@unitedwb.coop

Anonymous said...

Thanks for participating!

My father was in the army at one point.

Roxs
roxburysnoopy-blogtourdeforce at yahoo.com

Marty P said...

Thanks for supporting the troops.
My granpa served in WWII and uncle in Navy.

Marty
puccagirl73@gmail.com

suzanne said...

I am loving the Tour so far! I think its wonderful that not only does a soldier get a great book to read, but civilians are included as well!! I personally don't know any active military personnel, but my grandfather was a Marine during World War II and Korea. I can't tell you how much I admire him and all the other men and women that volunteer to servo our country. Thank you for supporting our troops!

Suzanne
mammysfave at hotmail dot com

Alison said...

I want to post one last huge THANK YOU to all the people who commented here!

Comments are now closed, but you can still visit http://www.amazon.com/The-Night-Watchman-Express-ebook/dp/B004Q3RT7E/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1321620993&sr=1-1 to get my book.

And watch this blog for a new offering and a way to help another charity!

Pinky said...

Hi,

I hate to bother you, but I never received my coupon code for your book "The Night Watchman Express" from the blog tour.

Thanks,

Pinky
pinkmaiden821(at)gmail(dot)com

Rachel Vessar said...

I also have not received my coupon code or PDF file for your book. I commented on 11/12/11 and my email is pefrw(at)yahoo(dot)com

Thank You and I look forward to reading it.

Alison said...

Sorry for the delay, everyone. I don't have coupon codes and had a tough time loading up the email form. I've figured it out now.

You will get your pdf's tomorrow.