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Initial post: Oct 12, 2009, 5:39:46 PM PDT
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Posted on Oct 12, 2009, 6:15:54 PM PDT
Thanks for starting this program, Ed!

He's been so generous with his time, effort and books and since he's not going to post his books himself, I'll do it for him. His bibliography is listed on his Amazon.com Author Central page: http://www.amazon.com/Edward-C.-Patterson/e/B002BMI6X8/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Ed and a number of other Operation eBook Drop authors have kindly allowed me to post information about them (and you can find out more about the other authors who've kindly allowed me to post about them from this page). You can find out more about Ed, and the books he's made available through Operation eBook Drop, here: http://www.bdabooks.com.au/edward-c-patterson.html

I'm Operation eBook Drop author and my book available through the program (and Amazon.com) is Discovering Wounded Justice: Cruel Menace.

This is an excellent idea and its a small gift of generosity for military personnel for their service. Thanks again for starting the Operation, Ed.

Belinda D'Alessandro

Posted on Oct 12, 2009, 6:16:02 PM PDT
Ricky Sides says:
You're not going to mention The Jade Owl trilogy? Mr. Patterson if you don't mention that trilogy God knows how many readers will miss out on the grand adventure. But that's your business.

Mr. Patterson's efforts on behalf of our deployed troops has been a tireless endeavor to coordinate the volunteer authors and direct us to the worthy souls we seek to entertain with our books.

I'm proud to say that I'm a member of the authors participating in this endeavor, but that would not have been the case if Mr. Patterson hadn't sought me out privately and reassured me that my books were right for placement in this endeavor.

I stand in good company among the author volunteers. I am humbled to be in their company.

Have a great day all,
Ricky Sides

Posted on Oct 12, 2009, 6:20:14 PM PDT
D. L. Keur says:
Ed is a great and generous person. I'm thrilled to be a part of it with "To Inherit a Murderer."


Posted on Oct 12, 2009, 6:22:06 PM PDT
J. Chambers says:
A huge thanks to Ed for making this happen!

I'm Jim Chambers, and I've made available my only book (so far), "Recollections: A Baby Boomer's Memories of the Fabulous Fifties." It's a light, easy read about what it was like to live in the 1950s, especially from my perspective as a kid coming of age in that decade. I think it's a pretty good book, and it's receiving very good reviews and some very positive blog comments, including Red Adept's Kindle Book Review Blog.

I doubt if many of the deployed troops are old enough to remember that era, but I think they would enjoy reading about how their parents or grandparents lived.

I was born in 1946, nine months after my father came home from the war. I've lived in Atlanta all my life, and I've practiced civil engineering for the past forty years. I'm happily married to Deborah, my best friend and soulmate.

Recollections: A Baby Boomer's Memories of the Fabulous Fifties

Posted on Oct 12, 2009, 6:27:55 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 12, 2009, 6:29:48 PM PDT
John P. says:
Good Grief! Don't tell me I'm the foirst,well how cool is that? My name is Jacamo Peterson I am a retired US Army NCO (amongst other things) I am very pleased to be doing a small bit to help the folks from all the services who are deployed and who, when not pumping adrenalin are pretty much bored to tears sitting in places with wierd names. I thank Ed Patterson an ex ADA missile tech for coming up with this idea,kudos to you my friend. My two books are both in the program and availablle for e-book reading at Smashwords. they are as follows-
"A Hard Place/A Sergeants Tale" about lfie as a boonie rat in S.Vietnam,Republic of. 1970-72 the story of a "Mike" force platoon operating in the northern provinces,a good war story,lots of action and antics.With the men of the Hellhounds
"Blademaster of Norda" a Swords&Sorcery Tale,The Dark Lord and his minions are out to destroy mankind with Dragons. They have already hatched two and they have twenty more eggs. Grayhawk an ex mercenary soldier and a company of companions made up of Temple Knights,Warrior Monks,Elves and Dwarves must make a dangerous journey against terrible odds to destroy the eggs and thwart Lucifer's plans.
Both are good reading entertainment and adventures!
Ah! I see while I was typing several of the others jumped in! Excellent!!

Posted on Oct 12, 2009, 6:36:34 PM PDT
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Posted on Oct 12, 2009, 6:46:18 PM PDT
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Posted on Oct 12, 2009, 7:15:55 PM PDT
John P. says:
Oh and by the way Ed,you are donating your books also on Book Drop,so you should post them here also,no one here is going to consider that crass just because you thought up this program, and if some service member sees one of yours on here and reads it.All the better. Just my opinion! Jacamo

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2009, 7:29:19 PM PDT
Hello, Ed, and thank you so much for starting this program. I am honored and delighted to be an Operation eBook Drop author. My two ebooks are available on Smashwords and have been offered to the troops participating in the program. Here is the link to my profile: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/fiona64 . Thank you for your consideration.

Posted on Oct 12, 2009, 8:10:06 PM PDT
Advantage Disadvantage, A Sports Thriller by Yale R Jaffe
(proud participant of Operation EBOOK Drop)

Civilian Price 99 cents - US Military FREE

Ed and everyone: I am delighted to make my novel available to all who serve us! To our brave service people, my novel has been described as a sports who-dun-it:

A neighborhood bookie peddles athletes to college coaches and develops a sports betting operation centered on high school games.- He recruits an accomplice to execute his last bet, one that could set them up financially for life but is fraught with danger.- The Chicago Police investigate the greedy gamblers who might try to manipulate a high school basketball playoff game.- A chance meeting between the father of a mediocre student-athlete and the bookie puts in motion a sequence of events transforming the player into a Division 1 prospect using unorthodox basketball training methods.- Corrupt adults, who selfishly engage in risky and exploitive behaviors, surround the athlete:- gangland profiteers, win-at-all-cost coaches, greedy street agents, shoe company representatives, college recruiters, disloyal lovers, and others.- Advantage Disadvantage examines the motivations that drive the surrounding adults to corruption, betrayal, and greed.

Review by Coach Ray Lokar
"Those immersed in the basketball community will read Advantage Disadvantage and recognize many of the "usual suspects" and familiar situations that will make you chuckle...or bring your emotions to anger, disgust, sadness, excitement, and joy.- Readers foreign to the world of hoops will gain some insight into the machinations of prep basketball, recruiting, officiating, and the cracks in the system that allows the slime to sometimes find its way into our beautiful game.

Advantage Disadvantage is a fictional tale with high school basketball as the backdrop for an intriguing story of a cast of characters who are faced with some very real life temptations and we follow them-as they try to reconcile right from wrong - all the while wondering whether their decisions will prove to be an Advantage or a Disadvantage." .

Hope you enjoy the book, and thank you for what you do!

Yale R Jaffe

Posted on Oct 12, 2009, 8:52:21 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 13, 2009, 6:47:00 AM PDT
Al Past says:
Indeed, thanks to Mr. Patterson for a wonderful idea. I'm a Vietnam era veteran myself, from well before the computer/internet era, and I would have loved something like this.

My novel is Distant Cousin, the story of the first extraterrestrial to land on Earth. Unfortunately for her, nearly everyone thinks she is merely crazy. As one author/reviewer puts it:

What if our First Contact from another planet was a human? What if the first real alien to visit Earth from another solar system was a woman on a mission to find the distantly related cousins of her own people? What if she brought with her a warning of an impending disaster of apocalyptic proportions? And what if nobody believed her?

Al Past's novel Distant Cousin is a most unusual science fiction story with a most unusual heroine. Ana Darcy has jeopardized her mission and cut herself off from her own people to bring a desperate warning to Earth authorities. Astronomers at a Texas observatory don't believe her, but the US military is willing to interrogate her-under custody of course. Her astonishing escape from Army detainment is our first hint that she may be more than she first appears and capable of more than we imagine. While the military scrambles to locate and recapture the woman they call "Gidget from Outer Space," Darcy realizes that her journey to Earth has placed her in the path of the oncoming destruction and she will suffer Earth's fate if the calamity is not avoided.

Befriended by ordinary people as varied as the family owners of a Texas dude ranch, a mild-mannered reporter, and an Olympic contender from Barbados, Darcy conceives a daring plan to evade government capture while hiding in plain sight, and to deliver her warning in a manner which cannot possibly be ignored. Afterward, she might just fall in love ... if she can trust her own feelings ... and if she can trust her boyfriend with the truth about her origins. This is a science fiction novel which might better be described as a love story with scientific speculation. The premise of humans on another world is startling, and the author reels out details about Darcy's homeworld so sparingly that our curiosity is cleverly aroused. It is only when unexpected arrivals provoke a sudden crisis of diplomacy that we learn exactly what Darcy gave up in accepting her mission to Earth-and what she might be running from.

Posted on Oct 12, 2009, 8:58:07 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 12, 2009, 8:59:45 PM PDT
This Time--a historical fiction/time travel novel about Richard III in the 21st-century by Joan Szechtman

I too want to thank Ed for enabling this program and letting me in on it. While the print version is available here, I don't have my book on Kindle as yet. It is available through Smashwords (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/3935) and have made it free to the troops via a coupon.

The book starts in August 22, 1485, seconds before Richard would have been killed in battle, where a team exchange a dead body of the same mass for an unconscious, but very much alive Richard and bring him into the 21st-century in Portland, Oregon. From there the story follows two parallel paths: the present where Richard must learn how to adjust to not only the technological advancements but also the more difficult cultural differences; and the looking back at the past to solve some of the mysteries that have haunted and maligned his image for over 500 years.

I am really quite thrilled to be able to share my book with the men and women who are putting their lives on the line for us.

Posted on Oct 12, 2009, 9:38:54 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 12, 2009, 9:42:24 PM PDT
Hi. I'm a proud OED author. My two books are "Last Door" a true, story of a boy raised in a cult who developed over 400 multiple personalities, and "Iron Desire: The Legacy of Notre Dame Football Coach Frank Leahy," a sports biography. I love getting letters and pictures from the troops who've received my books. I hope they'll come here and join the community. Thanks Ed for organizing this project, and thanks to all the authors for participating. K. Raven Rozier
Last Door and Iron Desire: The Legacy of Notre Dame Football Coach Frank Leahy

Posted on Oct 12, 2009, 9:41:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 12, 2009, 9:46:59 PM PDT
Paul Clayton says:
Ed, thanks for this wonderful way to show our support to our troops! I have two books that I have made available for them, the first, Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam, is based on my own experience as an 11B20 ground pounder in the Central Highlands of Vietnam (4th Infantry Division).

"Echoes of Joseph Heller's CATCH-22, written about an earlier war, are seen in the surrealism of the scene, which Carl himself describes as a comic book cutout, a brutal illumination of his childhood games."
- KnowBetter.com

"Drawn from the author's own experience as an Army soldier in Vietnam, Clayton deftly portrays an innocent abroad in the development of his protagonist, the likable but naive Carl Melcher."
- BookPage Review

The other book is my latest historical, White Seed: The Untold Story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. White Seed was a semi-finalist in the recent Amazon ABNA contest

Best!Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam

Posted on Oct 12, 2009, 9:46:26 PM PDT
I'm a long-time science fiction and fantasy writer with 7 titles on Smashwords (3 books, 4 novelettes), and I feel privileged to have made them all available for free to the deployed troops. My profile is available at http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/sgoldin for anyone who's interested.

I get excited whenever I get a new email from Ed telling me of a new recipient in the program. I wouldn't have thought giving away my work for free would be so rewarding. To date I've had 29 downloads of my works, and I keep hoping for more. Keep sending me those names, Ed.

Posted on Oct 12, 2009, 10:49:43 PM PDT
Thank you Ed for bringing us all together to support our troops. I am happy to support our military in any way possible. The Mark of a Druid I have been receiving daily requests for The Mark of a Druid and love getting them!

Join Ed on the http://www.blogtalkradio.com/podioracket Thursday Oct 15 at 6:00 pm PST where he will be taking questions talking about his writing and the Operation E-book Drop Project.

Rhonda R Carpenter

Posted on Oct 13, 2009, 5:16:21 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 13, 2009, 5:17:21 AM PDT
Thanks for starting the thread, Ed.

Carol's Aquarium is included in Operation eBook Drop, offered free on Smashwords with a coupon code. I'm also more than happy to send recipients a PDF file.

My other novel, Homefront, if requested, will also be sent to any interested deployed troops - and I extend that offer to their spouses waiting at home, as well. "Homefront," praised by soldiers, veterans, critics, and military spouses for the "soul" it gives to the experience of waiting through a deployment, was recently profiled in the Huffington Post. You can read about it here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carol-hoenig/what-do-we-do-after-we-se_b_316791.html

A follow-up interview with me published the following day on the Huffington Post. The interview can be found here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carol-hoenig/one-self-published-author_b_317778.html

Posted on Oct 13, 2009, 5:53:05 AM PDT
Greetings troops and fellow authors.

I am proud to be part of Operation EBook Drop. I am offering The Twenty Dollar Bill - Kindle Edition $1.99 for free to deployed troops through this wonderful program that Ed has spearheaded. The novel has been my best-seller and has received numerous favorable reviews on Amazon for both the print and Kindle editions.

Follow the path of a twenty dollar bill as it is stolen, given, spent or otherwise passed from person to person, traveling from place to place.

No bombastic explosions, steamy sex scenes, political intrigue or cosmic encounters. Just slices of life from the people you walk by every day - glimpses into how ordinary people interact, how they think, how they feel and how they love.

A contemporary novel exploring every day interactions and relationships.

Posted on Oct 13, 2009, 5:54:32 AM PDT
Hi everyone! I want to add my thanks to Ed for initiating Operation Ebook Drop and for starting this thread for us. I'm very happy to make my novel, Waiting For Spring, available for OED.

Brief synopsis: Waiting For Spring takes readers beyond the Maine tourists know, beyond lighthouses and lobster and rocky beaches, and drops them instead into a rural town whose citizens struggle with poverty and loss, yet push onward with stubbornness and humor.

Twitter synopsis: Angst, sex, love, and redemption in the boonies of Maine.

Recent book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2bD7cPlDcc

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2009, 6:07:06 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2009, 7:34:17 AM PDT
Mike Monahan says:
Hi Gang,
My name is Mike Monahan and I've been with Operation Ebook Drop since Ed started it. I'm a retired NYPD Detective and was hired by the State Department to work as a Liaison Officer In Bosnia during that conflict. I gathered info for Army Intell at Eagle Base, Tuzla Bosnia.
My book is titled, Barracuda.
Recovering from a gunshot wound he'd received while in the line of duty, NYPD Detective Mick O'Shaughnessy is in need of some relaxing time away from the big city. A vacation in the peaceful, scenic Bikini Atoll, a scuba diver's paradise, could be the panacea to heal his wounded leg as well as his shattered nerves. Then again, maybe it isn't. The Majestic Resort Hotel, unfortunately, does not turn out to be the bastion of tranquility Mick had hoped to enjoy. Immediately upon arrival, Mick inadvertently finds himself dropped in the middle of an international money laundering operation, a territorial feud between the island natives and the resort developers, and an impending mob war between the Russian Mafia and the Japanese Yakuza. If that weren't nerve-wracking enough, the many years of nuclear testing that had taken place in Bikini Atoll after World War II have had an unusual effect on the sea life in the lagoon-and the freakishly large mutant barracuda who dwells there perceives all scuba-diving tourists as lunch meat.

Barracuda is a fast-paced story in which international intrigue, environmental catastrophe, and the sense of cultural pride collide. Even on vacation, Mick O'Shaughnessy is a detective at heart, and he refuses to fly away from the chaos in this island paradise until all questions are answered and feelings of safety and justice take over the atoll.

The historical significance of the location and the underwater depictions in Barracuda are well researched, with the story incorporating the history of Bikini Atoll in the years after World War II, authentic scuba-diving knowledge, and proper police procedure into its plot, characters, and scenic detail. Barracuda will be enjoyed by readers who appreciate the aquatic action of Jaws, the mob intrigue of The Godfather, and the police procedural sense of The Onion Field.


Posted on Oct 13, 2009, 9:16:36 AM PDT
CTMom says:
Hi- my husband is in the Navy & while not currently deployed, his boat is getting ready to deploy shortly. I'd love to pass along this information to him & his sailors, but can't seem to find a link as to how they might access the books. Is there a way for me to find more information about this? I looked on smashwords & couldn't find anything either. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2009, 9:23:07 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 13, 2009, 9:23:42 AM PDT
J. Chambers says:
Hello, CTMom. Look at Ed Patterson's profile at


His email address is there. Ed can set you up.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2009, 9:29:19 AM PDT
Mike Monahan says:
Hey Ed,
Can you reach out to LWalters@scfpartners.com
and tell him to allow our emails through. I've tried twice to give him the free coupon for Barracuda, but the emails are retuned filtered through his server.

Mike Monahan
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