Friday’s Fun Find: Wonderful Fundraisers By Writers

DSC03525-BMy lovely friend, Suzanne, dunked herself with ice and threw out the ALS challenge to yours truly. And I recruited Cathy-on-a-Stick (unbeknownst to the little pic) to stand in for me. But one thing led to another while I was visiting dear old Dad, and before you could say, “Aiiieeee! That’s cold!”, I was on my way home and the moment for dunking had passed. And the ALS organization had raised tons of money!

Still, I wanted to give in some way to somebody. And then along came a heads up through 12 x 12 about an editor who’s Racing for Cancer Research. Gee, I thought, that’s an excellent cause–I mean, if you’re gonna run, might as well be running for a good reason–plus, this young woman will provide a critique of 1500 words in exchange for a $25 donation. So I thought, as I’m a writer, that might be fun and certainly worthwhile.

So I figured, okay, that’s who’ll get my check. But then, another writer friend posted about Jean Reidy and how she’s raising money for Reach Out and Read Colorado. And I fell in love with this program of doctors and nurses, giving books to our youngest readers. And then Jean Reidy (and I love her books, too!) sweetened her cause by giving those who donated $5 a chance to win one of a number of prizes.

Well.  Now I’d found two lovely causes that needed my help–and I thought you, as writers and readers, might be interested, too.

So thank you to Suzanne who gave me a push to think about helping others. Sorry I didn’t get to the dunk, but I will get to the writing of checks.

(And as an added bonus, Cathy-on-a-Stick has come out of hiding.)


Friday’s Fun Find: Signage for a Book-Signing!

I promise this will be the last post–okay, second to the last post–about the book-signing.

I have my candy (taste-tested by yours truly, and I can say with certainty that it is, in fact, delicious candy) and my postcard bookmarks (you can check them out here) and my books (Sadly, my latest release, Not Your Mother’s Book on Home Improvement has not arrived yet. Happily, I have quite a collection of Chicken Soup for the Soul books!).

And I just finished making this big ‘ol sign:


Cathy-on-a-Stick and the Beneficent Mr. Hall will be joining me tomorrow at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. If you’re in my neck of the woods, come see us at the Fall Festival! (And a BIG thanks for all your tips and support!)