James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the “top crowd pleasers” (New York Times) and one of the “hottest summer reads” (People Magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets–and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight.
Known for building high-octane adventures on a solid science foundation, Jim juxtaposes the familiar with the exotic and then turbo-charges his tales with suspense. Always mindful of historys legacy, Jim reveals how secrets, some hidden for centuries, can change the course of human events. His novels explore how advancing technology can impact society not just by the physical threats of unchecked developments, but also the spiritual and moral challenges that result. The true terror of technology is not the cogs and the wheels, but how it will change us, he says.
James became the official Chair Author for USA Cares in 2012. For more information on James Rollins and his latest releases, please go to JamesRollins.com
In addition to advocating for our Veterans and military families, James has taken on a new program initiative for authors who share his support for our military. ”
Authors United for Veterans” is a USA Cares, Inc. program initiative which functions as a consortium-type partnership between USAC and leading American authors willing to raise and support national awareness on behalf of USA Cares (USAC).
Bryan Anderson was seriously injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2005 during a second tour, Bryan has joined USA Cares to give a voice to those wounded and their families. He has appeared in CSI-NY, the Mickey Rourke movie “The Wrestler” and has graced the cover of Esquire.
Bryan also works with Pride Mobility and travels the nation giving hope to the disabled, encouraging them to make more of their life.
Sergeant (Retired) Bryan Anderson is more than a spokesperson for USA Cares. In the past year, he has appearred in CSI-NY, The Wrestler with Mickey Rourke, graced the cover of Esquire and traveled the country with Pride Mobility talking to people with disabilities and how they can still live a full life. Along the way, he has inspired all of us at USA Cares with his passion for life, his determination to make a difference and to not be treated different. We have all changed for the better. He has touched us not so much for the terrible damage done by an IED, but by his heart, America has not heard the last from this guy. If you want to know more about him, visit Anderson Active.
Robert Patrick Lewis
Robert Patrick Lewis, Hospital Administrator, Former (2012) Green Beret Special Forces Medic
Mark Twain said: “Fiction is obligated to stick to the possibilities. Truth isn’t.”
Robert Patrick Lewis learned the harsh truth among the myriad of fictions about the damage and repair of the human body, and the politics that affect both.
Graduating from Texas State University, Robert took his marketing degree to Army Ranger school in Ft. Benning, GA. From there he became a Special Forces Medic and Special Ops Green Beret. He then served four tours in harms way in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. These ”post graduate studies” earned him a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and numerous ribbons, medals and commendations from subjects not covered in college.
A husband and father of two, he now lives in Southern California with his wife and children. He is the author of the upcoming memoir, Love Me When I’m Gone.
Robert Patrick Lewis on USA Cares
As an Author, I get to write and talk on radio about my Green Beret experience. As part of Authors United for Veterans, I join with my fellow authors in support of USA Cares.
Having fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, I came through some tough spots. I came home with medals on my chest and metal in my chest, and was blessed with family support and financial stability to get me and my family through the wounds you cannot see, and the pain you cannot anticipate, and so many expenses!
If the President and Congress agreed tomorrow on a plan to aid our Vets, it would never meet the needs of tens of thousands of post 9/11 Military Families. Certainly not personal, financial, rapid-response needs.
Could you imagine calling your congressman if you need to visit your wounded spouse; or if you are recovering after your service and can’t pay your utility bill?
USA Cares are the first-responders here at home, helping military families meet immediate needs. USA Cares has helped over 40,000 military families. They act in 48 hours or less, and spend 88 cents of every dollar on helping military families …
… and they do not advertise.
So, as a Green Beret, a family man, and an author, I ask you to please go to my website, www.LoveMeWhenImGone.com, and click on charities, and have a look at USA Cares.