Pets in Space Celebrates a Day to Honor Veterans
My father, grandfather, and great-grandfather had distinguished careers in the U.S. Army. The resident mad scientist enlisted and went to war. I deeply respect anyone in the military, and do my best to honor that service in my books.
We ask so much of our veterans. In my Central Galactic Concordance space opera universe, injured veterans have healers, a millennium of medical advances, and cybernetics. Back here in the real world, medicine helps our men and women survive catastrophic injury, but we’re not yet so good at dealing with the aftermath. A charity called Hero Dogs raises, trains, and pairs service dogs with disabled U.S. veterans and first-responders to improve their quality of life and help restore independence.
Hero Dogs helps bridge that gap.
The Hero Dogs mission holds a special place in my heart. My father was a total cat person, but at the end of his life, when he responded to little else, he always came alive and present again when therapy dogs visited. For the disabled, dogs can provide a helping paw and unconditional love. They can make the difference between shutting down and engaging in the world.
These are the last days to buy Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 and help a great charity. We’re donating 10% of the first month’s profits to Hero-Dogs.org, and the first month is up on 11 November (Veteran's Day in the U.S).
For the price of a cup of coffee, you get eleven original stories by today’s best-selling science fiction romance authors, and the satisfaction of helping improve the lives of veterans, one dog at a time.
P.S. If you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you can read the anthology for free for yourself, AND buy your friends and family copies as gifts, which will give you all hours of reading pleasure.