About A4V

What is Authors4Veterans?

Authors4Veterans began with two authors, PJ Fiala and Stacey Joy Netzel, who have children and family members who have served, or are serving, in the military. Learning of Fisher House and their outstanding organization, we wanted to do our part to help out veterans and their families. Stacey is no longer with Authors4Veterans and we are proud to announce the addition of Valerie J. Clarizio to our organization. Valerie also has family members who have served in the military. 

Each year we gather 30 fellow authors and ask them to donate books, swag, and comfort items (socks, shampoo, conditioner, puzzle books, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.). We then stuff beautiful canvas bags with the generously donated items and take them to Fisher House Milwaukee. These bags are then given to family members who stay at Fisher House while their veteran is in the VA hospital. Oftentimes, these families are experiencing an end-of-life period, where their veteran is passing. The books and items donated serve to comfort the family members as they sit with their veteran and also fills in gaps of comfort items they may have forgotten to bring with them on their stay.

Authors4Veterans is a not for profit organization and all monies and donated items given to Fisher House.