UPDATE: IF I RAISE MORE THAN $3,000 WITH YOUR SUPPORT, I WILL DO THE ENTIRE 10 MILE WALK IN MY JEDI BATHROBE!
Thank you for taking a moment to check out my fundraising page. Read on and hang in there. It will all be worth it, I promise.
There are 4 reasons I've chosen to walk these ten miles to help raise money for this cause. Yes, you read that right.: ten miles, which just MIGHT JUST BE THE DEATH OF YOUR FAVORITE LOWER MIDLIST URBAN FANTASY AUTHOR!
1. As an employee of Penguin Random House, I'm proud of both the books we produce and the many things we do to help promote literacy. This is one of them, and with YOUR support, we can make this awesome!
2. As a diabetic, doing healthy things is a win for me... you know, if those things don't KILL ME! Supporting my walk to ensure my health and promote literacy is therefore double awesome!
3. I'm not just a PRH employee, I am also one of their authors with my books published by the venerable Ace Books. And AS an author, it's in the union rules that I must support literacy!
I KNOW my readers are effing awesome, and with your help, we can show them what the power of books and authors can do! So please click that button and donate to support our cause!
4. Girls Write Now is an AMAZING program which we all should support. Here's the details if you don't already know about them:
Founded in 1998, Girls Write Now is the first organization in the country with a writing and mentoring model exclusively for girls. Girls Write Now provides guidance, support, and opportunities for at-risk and underserved girls from New York City’s public high schools to develop their creative, independent voices, explore careers in professional writing, and learn how to make healthy school, career and life choices.
100% of Girls Write Now’s seniors graduate high school—bringing with them portfolios, awards, scholarships, new skills, and a sense of confidence. Mentees from the Class of 2012 won an astounding 27 regional and national awards in the Scholastic Arts & Writing competition, along with full scholarships through Posse and Questbridge, among others. Girls Write Now has built a record of achievement and innovation that has been recognized twice by the White House, by The New York Times, NBC Nightly News, and the global branding firm Siegel+Gale. In 2012, Youth, I.N.C. honored GWN as one of the most enterprising nonprofits improving the lives of New York City youth.
Please help to both support the cause while also shaming my fellow Penguins with your generousity. I'll be your best friend.
AND TO ENTICE YOU FURTHER: Ten lucky supporters will be chosen at random to recieve a signed copy of Alchemystic, book one in the Spellmason Chronicles.
Go forth and spread the message, if you would be so kind. Let's show the world how much we believe in supporting literacy!
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
My humble thanks in advance for your support!