Wednesday, July 1, 2015

IWSG July 2015

Click here to find out more and to see a list of other IWSG blogs.
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

It feels like I've been gone forever!

FIRST, Authors Against Child Slavery campaign
This is where authors donated books to people donating to Operation Underground Railroad--we achieved our goal--with two days to spare. Well, with two days to spare, we met our goal! Thank you for everyone who contributed, whether by donating books, money, or helping to spread the word.

SECOND, Vacation
I'd like to say that my vacation to Hawaii to visit my daughter and the kids was a dream. Let's just say that the trip involved:
* a burning smell inside the plane on take off that which delayed our arrival
* calls from work that had me scrambling and turned the second half of my vacation into a working vacation
* charming grandkids who I just love being around
* MineCraft - yes, they taught me how to play

 THIRD but not last -- IWSG ... and grammar
Somehow, it seems fitting that after a long blogging break I should return on IWSG day. It will force me to keep it brief.

A grammar lesson from Game of Thrones:

How has your summer been going so far?
Have you taken your vacation yet or are you still making plans?

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Authors United Against Child Slavery

Where authors unite to raise funds for Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), a nonprofit that organizes undercover operations to free many of the 2 million children being trafficked as sex slaves around the world.

Yes, I know I'm on a blog break, but I'm breaking the break for this important message. 

Anyone who's followed my blog, knows I've talked before about Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) and  their efforts to rescue children from child sex slavery--a travesty mildly called "sex tourism" by the federal government.

Once I heard about O.U.R., I haven't been able to the plight of children around the world who've been forced into this life out of my mind. I knew about it, and I couldn't just sit here and not do something. So, author Laura Johnston and I decided to do a fundraising campaign.

Participating authors are donating their books in exchange for donations

  • Donate $20 to receive a free book from a participating author (book prizes selected at random).
  • Donors of $40 or more will receive two free books, a series, or a bundle (selected at random as well). 
Nearly 200 books have been donated by generous authors to help raise funds for this great cause--see the list of participating authors/books below!

Give freedom, get a book


Operation Underground Railroad, working with the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, is a project of Child Rescue Association of North America, a nonprofit organization. Therefore, all donations are tax deductible. 

Donate directly to O.U.R. through the Authors United Against Child Slavery Campaign

Authors and book bloggers who wish to help, please fill out this online form


Updated Participating Authors/Books

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