A fiction novel which follows a Soldier as he progresses through the ranks and endures almost a decade of war. Based on real events
'The Long Road Home”, is a fiction novel. The novel starts at the tail end of almost a decade of war, where we meet a weathered Sergeant with 4 years of combat time. Trying to cope on his own with everything that he has seen and sets the example for the younger Soldiers just trying to make it through so they can once again be in the arms of their loved ones. We get the opportunity to dive deep into the inner turmoil that he has suffered through since the beginning of the war.
The main content lies in the middle chapters as we jump back to his previous deployments, and see the beginning of what has made him an effective leader of Soldiers as he progresses through the ranks and finds himself in situations that would change any man. From fire fights to roadside bombs, to mortars and rockets dropping from the sky. We get to see how trying to save one of his Soldiers and ultimately not being able to has such a deteriorating effect on him. You will be able to watch as this Soldier grows, and you will feel the strength of the bonds that are forged at war and how tremendous of an effect that his plays on the heart and mind when those bonds are broken. Walk along with him on his journey and see from a lower prospective what the war was and still is. Take a view from the middle of it all instead of hearing it from the top.
What We Need & What You Get
The money that is raised will go to the final editing of the book, publishing, marketing and the printing of physical copies. Also, the conversion of the book to eBook format. Everyone who makes a $10 or more donation will recieve a eBook copy of the book. Other incentives will be included based on the dollar amount donated.
After spending 11 years in the Army during war time has taken its toll on me. I understand that I am not the only one. I would hope that this book will, not so much help other Soldiers cope, but more so to inform the reader what its like from the Soldiers perpective. To get a better understanding of how taxing it is on an individual. Honestly, Its been theraputic for me to write my expiriences down. I hope that by reading the book you will have a different outlook on Soldiers and service members in general
Other Ways You Can Help
I completely understand if you can't donate. However I would ask that if you feel like this is a book you would read, to spread the word and help me out that way. Thank you
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on April 18, 2012.
Mar 19, 2012 - Apr 18, 2012 (30 days)
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A signed hard copy of the book to include everything else above. Also a postcard of the book cover with the authors signatureEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All of the above and the author will fly anywhere in the continental US to spend the day with you and discuss the book. (Understand that I am still active duty and leave is tricky sometimes, so please be patient)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012