Simon & Schuster Canada to publish Canadian Elite Sniper Jody Mitic's Memoir

Thu, 18 Jun 2015

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.

Simon & Schuster Canada is a division of Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation. Simon & Schuster is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. For more information about Simon & Schuster Canada, visit our website at www.simonandschuster.ca.

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Image with caption: "Unflinching by Jody Mitic coming in fall 2015. Front cover image (c) Stephen Drinkwater. (CNW Group/Simon and Schuster Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150618_C9639_PHOTO_EN_43542.jpg   

For further information:

Contact:

Rita Silva, Publicist

Simon & Schuster Canada

166 King St East, Toronto, ON

phone: 647.427.6992

fax: 647.430.9446

rita.silva@simonandschuster.ca

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