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“The idea is to donate royalties to wounded veterans and their families. I hope you enjoy the novel enough to tell your friends, and be glad that you are making a donation to those who have sacrificed more than we can ever repay.” Kevin Horgan
The March of the Orphans
And the Battle of Stones River
Kevin Horgan presents Jared Ogden, Founder and CEO of the Phoenix Patriot Foundation with a check for royalties from the sale of “The March of the 18th,” on January 2, 2014.
Kevin Horgan presents a royalty check for $350 after selling 70 books at the American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, NC, to Mike Pirnat, Deputy Director of Fundraising, in August, 2014.
Hello friends of The March of the 18th and The March of the Orphans
ANOTHER SOLID QUARTER of sales and royalties for February, March, and April 2016! Net sales (both book and e-book) was 198. Half of the royalties collected will be donated to the Phoenix Patriot Foundation www.phoenixpatriotfoundation.org, Jared Ogden’s “night” job… Jared is part of a headliner VETLANTA speaker night on August 11th at UPS corporate headquarters, along with Colonel Wayne Waddell, US Navy aviator and a Vietnam POW for over five years, AND Undersecretary of the Army Patrick Murphy. Quite a line-up!
The other half goes to a new organization (for me), Warrior2Citizen, Inc. www.warrior2citizen.org , a 501c3 that does tremendous work right here in Atlanta (Norcross). I met its president, Mike Roberts, today at an event hosted by VETLANTA in honor of Dakota Meyer, USMC MOH recipient. Dakota spoke and answered questions for nearly an hour, and even though he’s a rock star, he could not eclipse the enthusiasm of Mike Roberts. Mike spoke to me passionately about his organization, specifically the “Home Life Transition Program” that puts the veteran and spouse in an environment to promote confidence, healing, and communication… where it counts first: the home. Do check out the Warrior2Citizen website!
I had three exciting speaking events in the past 30 days, and I am always impressed with the enthusiasm of lovers of American History. Thank you to my hosts.
Thanks much… your encouragement, support, and patience mean the world to me and all these noble charities!
The March of the Orphans (2015) and The March of the 18th (2013). The period covered is Nov/Dec 2015 and January 2016. Most of these are retail sales (a big tip-of-the-hat to my friends at Barnes & Noble!).
172 total books, and 18 e-books… total royalty from Xulon Press of $1,088.64. This is the “clean-up” of the Christmas sales… recall that the 4th Qtr 2015 notched my biggest sales quarter ever.
I am donating over half that amount, $550, directly to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. I have given to these generous people in the past, but not for over a year… my great friends Dan and Marie Deleon are tireless volunteers to this Staten Island based team, and have much to be proud of: Charity Navigator gives SST2T a rating of 96.46, eleventh of ALL veteran charities throughout the USA. This is a remarkable number, given that there are estimated to be over 50,000 veteran 501c3 groups throughout the land… SST2T gives 87.4% of its funds directly to clients and client services, and the CEO salary is…. zero. I like that.
I thought you would, too.
Time for a quarterly royalty disbursement for all books sold in 3rd party retail outlets (Barnes & Noble, ebooks, etc.) in August, September and October 2015.BEST QUARTER EVER!!!
428 copies of “The March of the Orphans” and 130 copies of “The March of the 18th.”
I suspect that many of these books were pre-sold by my friends at B&N in anticipation of the Christmas push, but that still registers at over $1,813 in royalties! I will be writing checks this month to three organizations for HALF of all royalties…
$310 Semper Fi Fund
$300 Hope For The Warriors
$300 Gary Sinise Foundation
As I am sure many of you have read, the Wounded Warrior project has been getting some very negative press lately. Good! They deserve it! The funds I support give 90% + of money to clients and client services. Please check out my website for details…
Thank you all for spreading the word about the books, and for all your kind words and reviews… and for those of you who haven’t written an Amazon review yet, please do so as soon as you can… it does help the search algorithms on the site, and will help sales over the long term… A BIG THANKS for all who have taken the time to write thoughtful and gracious reviews of my humble work.
- Semper Fi Fund $400 Solid group, highly rated on Charity Navigator! 93% of funds go directly to clients (Injured marines) and only 4% to fund-raising costs.
Just sent a check to HIRE HEROES USA, $155 based in Alpharetta, Georgia, for the work it does to assist transitioning veterans. This represents half the royalties for May, June, and July 2015.
- Purple Heart Homes $90 at the Toccoa History Museum
- New Horizons For Heroes $125
- Phoenix Patriot Foundation $101
- Home Front San Diego $150
- Post Traumatic Growth Institute $225 where “GOD DOESN’T WASTE PAIN.”
- Hope For The Warriors $100
- Operation Comfort Warriors (American Legion) $100
- Phoenix Patriot Foundation $100
- Gary Sinise Foundation $100
Disbursement 11/2014: New Horizons for Heroes $300 mailed and received, after attempt to deliver in Heidelberg, Germany, could not be completed.
- Operation Comfort Warriors $350 given at the American Legion convention!
- Hope For The Warriors $125
- Gary Sinise Foundation $125
- Resource Exchange Association $125 NEW!
- Operation Comfort Warriors $400
- Hope For The Warriors $120
- Gary Sinise Foundation $100
Quarterly 3rd party retail for 87 books and 7 e-books is $315. I will be sending a check for $160 to Tunnel 2 Towers at the discretion and direction of Dan Deleon, a former Army officer, UPS partner, and my great friend.
- Hope For The Warriors $400
- Operation Comfort Warriors (American Legion) $400
- The Phoenix Patriot Foundation $400
- The Gary Sinise Foundation $125
THE FOLLOWING ARE NON-PROFIT 501(c)(3) ORGANIZATIONS…SOLID AS THE DAY IS LONG.
www.semperfifund.org The Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities.
www.HopeForTheWarriors.org The mission is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. This organization has one of the highest and most consistent Charity Navigator ratings I have researched.
www.PhoenixPatriotFoundation.org The mission is to provide direct support to severely wounded veterans, enabling them to fully recover, reintegrate, and remain engaged in serving America.
www.Legion.org The American Legion’s Operation Comfort Warriors provides comfort items for wounded, injured or ill military personnel.
www.GarySiniseFoundation.org No man has done more for this generation of veterans. Gary Sinise’s foundation serves our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need… by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, strengthen, and build communities.
www.Tunnel2Towers.org “Building For America’s Bravest” is a proud program of the T2T, which was founded in the name of Stephen Siller, a firefighter who gave his life to save others on September 11, 2001.
www.reainc.org The Resources Exchange Association gathers tools to give to wounded veterans to get them started on productive independence. A fun group of veterans, they are worthy of your attention!
www.homefrontsandiego.org This organization offers a hand up to San Diego’s enlisted military families.
www.PurpleHeartHomesUSA.org Purple Heart Homes, together with the community is committed to ensuring quality of life housing solutions for disabled American Veterans of all eras.
“Catch A Lift” is dedicated to the physical and mental recovery of wounded veterans by providing gym memberships and in home equipment.
www.hireheroesusa.org Hire Heroes USA empowers transitioning U.S. military members, veterans and their spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce through workshops, personalized career coaching and employment preparation counseling.
www.warrior2citizen.org Warrior2Citizen is a not-for-profit veteran organization established in 2010, comprised of veterans, professionals, and caring citizens in response to the concerns from Veterans and their families and research on the difficulty veterans experience transitioning to civilian life.