TORONTO, June 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Simon & Schuster Canada is excited to be
publishing Jody Mitic's inspirational memoir Unflinching: The Making of a Canadian Sniper, to be released September 8, 2015.
A twenty-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, Jody Mitic served as
a master corporal and sniper team leader on three active tours of duty
over the course of seven years.
Unflinching follows Jody's personal journey into the Canadian military, through
sniper training and firefights in Afghanistan, culminating on the
fateful night when he stepped on a landmine and lost both of his legs
below the knees. Determined to be of service to his family and to his
country, Jody refused to let injury defeat him. Within three years of
the explosion, Jody was not only walking again, he was running—a star
competitor on the blockbuster TV show Amazing Race Canada. In 2014, Jody reinvented himself yet again, winning his seat as a city
councillor for Ottawa.
"We are thrilled to be working with Jody," says Nita Pronovost,
Editorial Director of the Simon & Schuster Canada Publishing Group. "Unflinching is an all-Canadian patriot story, a home-grown tale of heroism that
will appeal not just to those with a connection to the military but to
anyone in possession of a beating heart." General Rick Hillier, who has
contributed a foreword to the book, has praised Unflinching, calling it, "raw, personal and unforgiving."
Jody Mitic notes, "I am excited to be partnering with Simon & Schuster
Canada to bring my story to readers across North America. I want to
show people that even in the face of overwhelming adversity it's
possible to have the courage to soldier on."
Jody Mitic is a twenty-year Canadian Armed Forces veteran and sniper team leader.
A sought-after motivational speaker, he is a respected advocate for
wounded veterans, people with disabilities and amputees. He founded the
Never Quit Foundation and currently sits on the Board of Directors of
"Won with One", an organization devoted to helping physically
challenged athletes realize their dreams. He is a city councillor for
Ottawa, where he lives with his wife, Alannah, and two daughters, Aylah
and Kierah. Visit Jody on Twitter @JODYMITIC or at http://unflinchingbook.ca.
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Rita Silva, Publicist
Simon & Schuster Canada
166 King St East, Toronto, ON