HOUSTON, TX – By day – Jennifer Theriot works at a real estate investment firm in Houston, Texas. But on nights and weekends, her life is filled with romance… well writing it at the very least.
Theriot explains, “Romance novel’s are huge. I guess after Fifty Shades of Grey came out it kinda took off, and then all the subgenres came out, there’s tons of romance out there.”
Yeah, it’s a billion dollar a year business, and with that kind of success comes the urge to give back. That’s why Jennifer and 7 other independent authors have come together to support those that have already given us so much – our veterans.
Each author has contributed one of their e-books to be sold in the “Love, Honor and Hope” anthology. Eight romance novels sold for just under a dollar, which proceeds, over the next month, benefit veteran’s suffering from PTSD. Why PTSD?
”Everyone in our group knows some soldier that was effected by it,” says Theriot. “I think people think that soldiers come back and they’re just able to mainstream back into public. They don’t realize that what they’ve seen and been a part of stays with you. So if we can make a difference and help soldiers get treated, and be able to survive, then that’s what we’re here to do.”
The money goes to the United States War Veteran’s PTSD Foundation, which facilitates free and confidential treatment to veterans in a variety of traditional and alternative methods.
The anthology is available on Amazon.com, and even if you don’t really read romance, chances are you know someone that does.
Jennifer adds, “You can gift it to someone… cause in giving to someone, you’re potentially helping out someone that’s suffering.”