In the midst of writing Gravel Road, a guy I’d followed on Instagram for quite some time posted a picture of himself that screamed “Austin.”
On a whim, I reached out to him and asked if he’d be interested in doing a shoot for my cover, and the rest of that is history. But there’s more to Steve Kalfman than just a pretty face. He’s a First Lieutenant in the United States Army, a devoted father to a beautiful little girl, and has a heart for the homeless.
He, along with other veterans, founded a non-profit organization dedicated to combating one of our nation’s biggest problems, homelessness. Operation Build A Bag is in its early stages, but together, this group of veterans has committed to delivering bags of necessities to homeless men, women, and children, and eventually, they hope to spread their project nationwide.
They currently have a Go Fund Me page set up (until their website is operational). Each bag is filled with basic necessities to get people through some of the toughest elements out there. I ask you to consider making a donation of ANY amount to help further their cause.
Operation Build-A-Bag Donations
Operations Build A Bag on Instagram
Steve Kalfman on Instagram
Paperback Order Form (Autographed by cover model, Steve Kalfman and author, Stephie Walls)