Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Goodness

If you are hanging around the Blogosphere this weekend because of work, bad weather or just lack of plans. There are some cool things you can take part in today and Monday.

The first stop you have to make is the Tour de Troops from An Indie Book Collective. I'm working my way through it in between writing and blogging since my husband is working.

It's simple: visit the author’s blogs, make a comment, and receive the coupon code for a free copy of their eBook. The tour starts at one blog, then we go from there to the next one by clicking the link provided. You can start with Day 1 and catch up if you wish. The main blog with the information is here:

"Every comment gets that person the title being given away at that particular blog PLUS one to a troop. Readers can even designate a particular troop to give it to if they desire. All participating authors have graciously agreed to donate however many eBooks are requested.

We’ve all donated $15 of our own money to help purchase the Kindles! In addition, we want to give as many KINDLES to as many troops as possible. This means that we need your donations! Did you know that eBooks are one of the TOP requests made by our troops? Let’s get them what they so desperately want—together!"

Next, stop by Diane Wylie's place and check out what she is doing:

In honor of Memorial Day, Diane Wylie is donating a portion of A Soldier To Love to an organization that offers support to fallen soldiers.

"For every copy of my Civil War short story, A Soldier to Love, that is sold, I will donate 50 cents of the 99-cent price to It is an organization that honors our fallen heroes and helps their families."

You can read an excerpt and find more information on her website:

You could also stop by The National Jukebox, which is a very cool online resource at

The Jukebox includes more than 10,000 recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925. Content will be increased regularly, with additional Victor recordings and acoustically recorded titles made by other Sony-owned U.S. labels, including Columbia, OKeh, and others.

Remember that a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time on Monday. Take a moment to remember those who've served our country.