Hello 

First of all, please accept my apologies for the absence of newsletters over the last 6 months.  I've had some serious technical difficulties that I've only just managed to overcome.  If you no longer wish to receive my newsletter, please would you use the link by the signature below to take yourself off the list.  It's taken a lot of hard work and effort to get this far in developing the membership but I will always respect your right to privacy and your email address will never be passed on to any 3rd party.


My first book Words of a Wolf - Poetry of a Veteran is available for purchase from my website.  It's a combination of poetry and photography that I've used to shed some light on how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects me and how I cope with it.  Words of a Wolf - Poetry of a Veteran is the first stage of a larger project with the following aims:

1) To raise awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in veterans.
2) To show how beneficial creative activities such as photography & poetry can be when used as coping mechanisms for PTSD.
3) To sign-post veterans to organisations that can help them and their families.
4) To put on a national exhibition of my work and raise more awareness of PTSD - using funds raised from the sale of this book.

25% of any profits from my work will go to 'Combat Stress'to provide resources for veterans coping with mental health illnesses as a result of their service.


An extract from the foreword: 

'In his writing you'll find a rawness and honesty that we're not used to in society, as well as some uncomfortable truths. Stick with it though because the reward is a deeper understanding of the lives of ex-servicemen and women - about what can happen when the parades are over and the uniform comes off but the damage is still there. It will give you an insight into their relationships and family dynamics too, and maybe why so many of them fall apart.'

So far the title has sold in the following countries: Canada, England, France, Greece, Netherlands, Scotland, Wales & the USA.  I hope that you will buy a copy of the book and support this project.  Those of you who have already purchased a copy, please accept my sincere thanks.
 
To buy the book. simply go to http://www.wolf-photography.com/html/woaw/woaw.html where you will find bookseller and customer reviews about the title as well as a link to a small flash presentation about the title.  Payments are made securely through 'Paypal'.

I hope you'll also continue to enjoy viewing the images on http://www.wolf-photography.com.  They are available for sale directly off the website and the same applies with regards to any profits made: 25% will go to 'Combat Stress'.  
 
Delivery of prints to UK addresses is free.  If you would like a print delivered to a country outside of the UK, please email me first at wolf@wolf-photography.com so that I can find the cheapest way of getting the print to you.

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all the best

Villayat 'SnowMoon Wolf' Sunkmanitu

Website: http://www.wolf-photography.com
Blog: http://wolfphotograpy.blogspot.com/

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Some Customer Reviews:

Overall rating: 
5 out of 5 
Nance, USA
Moving, uplifiting and inspiring
10 March 2010 
To me, this is definitely a keeper and something I will read again and again. I somehow find peace in almost all of the poems and can connect with many of the feelings put forth, even not having PTSD myself. It is surely something that everyone should read as I think everyone can connect, in one way or another, with what has been written.

Overall rating: 
5 out of 5 
chelley, Plymouth
Age: 43
brilliant
09 March 2010 
This book arrived at a time of immense grief for me having just lost my dad. the words made me laugh cry and explore my feeling over his death and the realities of life. these poems are not just for those who suffer or live with someone suffering from PTSD but those suffering from grief within thier lives.
Well done Wolf you have made the world a better place not only with your pictures but have now made it better with your words. xx
 
Overall rating: 
5 out of 5 
Best
Age: 27
Really brought it home
09 March 2010 
Being a veteran isn't the only thing this is about, but when I read Words of a Wolf, it really brought into sharp relief - and 'sharp feels as though its the right word - something of what it means to be a veteran, though I don't wish to assume it's been like that for anyone else, with respect. I'm not, and haven't been, any kind of combatant, and this has meant that I've not really understood, but reading this has, in many ways opened my eyes to some things that Wilfred Owen  or Siegfried Sassoon spoke about for WWI - a war that was a very long time ago and only now really in the history books.
For me, the Words of a Wolf, bring into the present, into my history, place into context, for me, the struggles and the sacrifices that (without being a jingoist) our armed forces personnel make - Words of a Wolf give some expression as to the cost of it all- the cost that seems somehow, even though I didn't ask for it, still seems, somehow, 'in my name'.
I felt deeply moved reading Words of a Wolf.

Overall rating: 
5 out of 5 
Devon dame, Exeter area, Devon
Age: 66
Excellent reading
08 March 2010
This is a great book, well written and illustrated. The images reflect the emotions felt when writing the poems and it is very moving. It has helped me tremendously - everyone should read it.

Overall rating: 
5 out of 5
siggi, CALAIS,FRANCE
Age: 43
i can only recommend this book
07 March 2010 
I am a german living in france and like a ex soldier from the foreigner legion, i feel very concerned over this desise. this book its very well writing. the poetrys are maked to make you thinking about what you lived in the soldier time and make you feel better , i think that its make you easier feeling in your allday life. read it and love it siegfried
 
Overall rating: 
5 out of 5 
taff, Plymouth england
Age: 42
fantastic book
07 March 2010
im an ex soldier who suffer's with ptsd and this book hits home of what we go through on a daily basis the poems are excellent and i recomend that you buy this book its fantastic .