Project Update – April 15, 2014

Here is a better look at some of the inside pages of Words For Warriors.  I’m happy to say that the first edition of the book will be going off for printing at the end of the month.  The turn around time is a couple of weeks so that means I’ll be able to start the book distribution mid-May.  Very excited about getting Words For Warriors into the hands of our veterans!

*These are screenshots.  They’re a little better than the cell phone photos but any bit of blur you see is not representative of the actual book.  Photos and text are crystal clear in the hard copy of the book*

This is the dedication page in the front of the book
This is the dedication page in the front of the book.  It’s what you see when you open the front cover.  It says, “This book was created as a celebration of your service.  It represents a collaboration between citizens with a non-military background and your fellow veterans.  We wanted a place to express our thoughts and give voice to our appreciation and support.  America owes you a debt of gratitude which cannot be repaid but it most certainly can be acknowledged.  This book is for you, our veterans, crafted with great love and respect.”

 

Gary Dolan wrote quite a bit and had lots of great photos so he has a two page spread.
This letter is from a veteran (Army Ranger) and Attorney.  He wrote quite a bit and had lots of great photos so he has a two page spread.
A letter from a retired Medical Technologist/Grandma and an Amateur Historian
A letter from a retired Medical Technologist/Grandma and an Amateur Historian
A letter from a business man and dog lover and one from a Marine who just won an Olympic gold medal
A letter from a business man and dog lover and one from a veteran (Marine Corps) who just won an Olympic gold medal
A letter from a Korean War veteran (Navy) and an Oil and Gas Executive
A letter from a Korean War veteran (Navy) and an Oil and Gas Executive
This is a two page spread from a veteran (Navy SEAL),  Strength and Conditioning Specialist and military fitness trainer
This is a two page spread from a veteran (Navy SEAL), Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Military Fitness Trainer
A letter from an Attorney and one from an Analyst
A letter from an Attorney and one from an Analyst

 

A letter from me, Gym Rat and Academic Editor at a Research University and one from a small business owner.
A letter from me, Gym Rat and Academic Editor at a Research University and one from a small business owner.
A letter from a 15 year old student and one from a Finance Analyst
A letter from a 15 year old student and one from a Finance Analyst
A letter from an Engineer and a letter from a veteran (Navy),  Aircraft Maintenance Manager
A letter from an Engineer and a letter from a veteran (Navy), Aircraft Maintenance Manager

There are lots more pages but those examples give you a good idea of what the book looks like inside.  When the book goes to print, I’m estimating that it will have about 50 pages.

Remember, this is an ongoing project so please spread the word.  I’m always delighted to get new submissions and even if a submission ends up being too late for this first printing, there will be subsequent ones!  New letters are always happily accepted.

 

 

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