IF WE REACH OUR $5,000 STRETCH GOAL - we will UPGRADE everyone at the $50 and up level to a signed HARDBACK BOOK!!! TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
THANK YOU to our AMAZING fans. Now we are reaching for a Stretch Goal for this Kickstarter! Our new goal is $5,000 - and it's a BIG step from where we started. The increased goal will allow for Justin to print his first 100 Hardbacks, and pay for his travel to promote this story.
We have made 2 changes to the backer opportunities.
1) Our $300 Backer level now offers a Tactical 16 Hoodie and 2 signed Paperbacks (or just 5 signed Paperbacks as it was listed originally).
2) We are adding a $2,000 Backer Level which is perfect for any organization wanting to promote Justin's story. This backer level pays for Justin and his service dog, Sarge, to travel to their location within the Continental United States in 2013 for a book signing event.
“And Then I Cried: Stories of a Mortuary NCO” is the first work from Justin Jordan. Jordan details life as an Air Force Mortuary Non Commissioned Officer. In his stunning debut Jordan forces the reader to walk beside him on his journey in this gruesome world. Jordan holds nothing back, and shares in graphic detail how he honored Americas heroes, both at deployed locations and stateside. This book will pry your eyes wide open as you gasp from the sheer horror he faced daily, from dealing with the families of the fallen, to witnessing the embalming and preparations of the deceased. Jordan also shares how this job taxed his mental well being, as he suffered in silence, longing not to care. Jordan is still serving on Active Duty and suffers from the crippling effects of PTSD, his story will enlighten you, it will touch you, and yes, you will cry.
This Kick Starter:
As part of the process of healing and helping our Veterans, Tactical 16 is honored to be working with Justin Jordan to release his particularly poignant story. By participating in success of this KickStarter - you will be providing the funding for the initial 300 paperback copies and ISBN registration of "And Then I Cried: Stories of a Mortuary NCO".
Any KickStarter funding above and beyond what is needed for the initial publishing will go to help Justin Jordan with travel expenses to book signings, as well as future printed editions of this particular story.
All backer levels have shipping within the U.S.A. included.
Please add $9 for Canadian shipping, and $18 for International shipping.
The benefits provided in the different Kickstarter sponsorship levels are from the working relationship of Justin Jordan with Tactical 16 - a veteran owned & operated company based in Colorado Springs, CO. You will not only be supporting the publishing of this incredible story - but for $10 and up you will receive some unique branded items from Tactical 16!
Tactical 16 was featured on Fox News for their growing effort to help Veteran authors begin their publishing journey. Watch the video here:
Tactical 16 believes strongly in the healing power of writing, and is currently focusing its attention on gathering stories - full-length books, short stories, and poetry - of true American Heroes and getting those writings out to the world.
For those of you who are curious about the company name - there are separate parts, “Tactical” and “16”. Each has a different meaning.
“Tactical” refers to the Armed Forces, Police, Fire, and Rescue communities or any group who loves, believes in, and supports Our Country.
The “16” represents the number of acres of the World Trade Center complex that were destroyed on that harrowing day of September 11, 2001. That day will be forever engrained in the memories of many generations of Americans.
That day is also a reminder of the resolve of this Country’s People and the courage, dedication, honor, and integrity of our Armed Forces, Police, Fire, and Rescue communities. Without Americans willing to risk their lives to defend and protect Our Country, we would not have the opportunities we have before us today.
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