Friday, October 12, 2012

Proud to Support our Troops!

I love it when a plan comes together.  This summer I became involved with a group called Operation Paperback that has volunteers send paperback books to soldiers overseas.  I was thrilled to be able to send some of my favorite books on for someone else to enjoy and no one deserves it more than our military.  

Last month there was a special Operation Paperback request for children's books.  At first, I could not figure out why that would be so important, but when I learned that our military parents use Skype to read to their children at home from all points abroad, I must say I was touched.  I knew I was going to send my books but that just didn't seem like enough.  So, I gave a "shout-out" on Facebook to fellow children's authors to see if anyone wanted to take part.  The response was great, and I was able to send 40 autographed books from 10 different states and Canada to our military men and women.

I want to thank each of the authors personally for being so generous with their talents by donating their books.  Let me introduce them to you and share their books with you.  If you have children or know someone who does, you might want to check out some of these books yourself. I attached the links for your convenience.


Author Rachel Edmiston from Texas who wrote 

Author Vanessa Canevaro from Canada who wrote

Author Sherry Rossman from Arizona who wrote 

Author Cindy Hanson from South Carolina who wrote

Author Virginia Finnie from Colorado who wrote

Author Brad Francis from Michigan who wrote

Author Vivian Higginbotham Nichols from Texas who wrote

Author Marla McKenna from Wisconsin who wrote

Author Ronald Destra from Florida who wrote

Author Mary Lee from South Carolina who wrote

Author Judy Perry Drewett from Texas who wrote

Author Tawnya Bulger from North Dakota who wrote
Author Jan Clifton-Watford from Georgia who wrote

I would also like to thank my sister-in-law Betty Rowe who, while not an author, was quite generous and sent books too! 

I am sure our military and their children will truly appreciate your generosity.  


  1. Wow! What a great thing to do. I was not aware of this program. Thanks so much for doing this for our troops and their families. And thank you to all the great, generous authors that contributed! As a Air Force vet I really, really appreciate this kind gesture by all these wonderful folks. Thanks for giving them a shout out Lisa! I hope all is well with you. Skyping to read to their children! Wow, that is just wonderful. I am so happy about this. Thanks again.

    Paul R. Hewlett

    1. I enjoyed doing this. It seemed like such a little thing to do considering the sacrifice our military men and women make everyday for us.