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Author Driven Charities and Non-Profits

Author Driven Charities and Non-Profits

 

As the end of 2013 approaches VJ Books, an online seller of collectible fiction, recommends that you take a break from stuffing those unwanted items into bags destined from the Goodwill, Salvation Army or other local charities, and consider special causes promoted by NY Times bestselling authors.

Many well known authors take an active part in giving back to their communities through their own nonprofits and by promoting other worthwhile causes.

David Baldacci and his wife Michelle are the founders of Wish You Well Foundation, supporting family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. (www.wishyouwellfoundation.org)

Steve Berry and his wife Elizabeth have launched History Matters to assist communities around the world with historic restoration and preservation, to help rescue those links to our past that are endangered because of poor conservation. (www.history-matters.org)

Bestselling author James Rollins has founded Authors United for Veterans to raise awareness and funds for USA Cares, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping soldiers and their families in their time of need. (authorsunitedforveterans.org)

Sandra Brown founded The Moira Anderson Foundation whose aim is to provide a place of safety and support for children and adults who have been affected by Childhood Sexual Abuse. (www.moiraanderson.org)

Taking his attention away from the Dirk Pitt Adventures series, Clive Cusssler founded the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA), a volunteer organization dedicated to preserving our maritime heritage through the discovery, archeological survey and conservation of shipwreck artifacts. (www.numa.net)

Author Brad Meltzer supports several notable causes including: Big Brothers/Big Sisters (www.bbbsa.org) – matching kids with mentors since 1904, Big Brothers/Big Sisters is the nation’s oldest and largest youth mentoring organization, The Arc (www.thearc.org) – an incredible organization of and for people with mental retardation. Helps families, provides information, and fights the big fight by treating people with dignity and respect, and Sharsheret (www.sharsheret.org) – started by one of Brad’s law school friends, it’s one of the few organizations in the world that focuses on young women with breast cancer. It’s also the place that truly helped Brad’s Mom when she was fighting her losing battle with the disease.

“We are truly honored to work with these authors,” says Virginia, co-founder of VJ Books, “they are generous with their time and money, and have huge hearts.”

She continues, “As you plan those year-end tax deductible gifts, please consider these organizations. Or check out your favorite author’s website for more worthy causes. Every dollar helps.”

New Clues to the Mystery of the H.L. Hunley?

The USS Hunley, located by Clive Cussler’s National Underwater Marine Agency in 1995 will hopefully reveal new clues to the mystery of the crew’s demise.  See the press release here.

Now in Stock – Ready to Ship!

VJ Books is now shipping signed Limited Lettered Editions of Crescent Dawn by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler.

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NORWOOD PRESS TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION THE SILENT SEA

SPECIALTY PUBLISHER NORWOOD PRESS TO RELEASE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF THE SILENT SEA BY AUTHORS CLIVE CUSSLER AND JACK DUBRUL

Silent Sea by Clive CusslerNorwood Press today announced that they will release limited lettered and numbered editions of The Silent Sea – hand-signed by authors Clive Cussler and Jack DuBrulThe Silent Sea is the seventh novel in their co-authored Oregon Files series.  The Oregon, captained by Juan Cabrillo, is a modern-day Trojan horse – a ship that, on the outside, appears broken down but actually holds state of the art equipment and powerful weaponry.

The Silent Sea opens with a prologue set during 1941, when five brothers exploring a shaft on a small island off the coast of Washington state make an exciting discovery, only to be interrupted by news of Pearl Harbor. In the present, Cabrillo, chasing the remnants of a crashed satellite in the Argentine jungle, makes a shocking discovery of his own. His search to untangle the mystery leads him first to that small island in Washington and its secret, and then much further back, to an ancient Chinese expedition, and a curse that seems to have survived for over five hundred years.

“Once again, Cussler and DuBrul demonstrate their unique ability to collaborate and produce amazing adventure novels” said Virginia Lenneville, co-owner of Norwood Press.  “Cussler fans will go wild over this latest Oregon Files novel.”  Limited editions of The Silent Sea can be pre-ordered through VJ Books (http://www.vjbooks.com) or Norwood Press (http://www.norwoodpress.com) websites.

The limited numbered editions are hand-signed by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul, numbered 1-98, have custom 3/4 marbled boards in a matching slip-case, and are stamped in gold.  To celebrate this special event, and for a limited time only, VJ Books is offering a free hardcover trade copy of The Silent Sea with an order of the limited numbered edition. ($150)

Limited lettered editions are hand-signed by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul.  Lettered editions are lettered A-ZZ, come in a fully marbled slip-case with custom boards and end papers, and stamped in platinum.  (Lettered editions are by subscription with future placement guaranteed). ($250)

Clive and Jack have collaborated on six other exciting titles:  Golden Buddha, (more…)

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