December 4, 2012

A Very Zombie Fundraiser

I have a little bit of an announcement - I need your help with it, though.

Not long ago, Charles decided he wanted to do something to raise some money for one of our favorite charities...as I had just donated my hair to Locks of Love, he came up with the idea of shaving his head. He just wasn't sure....how to raise money by shaving his head.

So we put our heads together (ha!) and decided....

...If I sell 100 copies of Zombie Days, Campfire Nights in the month of December, we will donate our proceeds (I say "our" because...one household, one bank account - it's ours) to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital...and as an extra incentive...Charles will shave his head!

This is us....my hair's super-short now...don't you want to see Charles bald?
I will post before and after pictures here. He's growing it out now - it should be NICE and long by the time we hopefully hit our mark!

I'm sure you have questions.

Like why St. Jude's? 

I mean, do I really need to even answer that? 

I do. 

They're amazing. The work they do with cancer research, finding new and improved treatments for children with cancer, caring for families of children with cancer. It's worthy. It's valuable. It's needed.

If you follow this blog, you've possibly heard that I know way too many people affected by cancer. My mom fought breast cancer three years ago. I have a friend who's son going through three years of chemotherapy for leukemia (for more on his story, and a short I wrote for him, go here). Another friend just lost someone close to her thanks to complications from two bouts of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant...also leukemia.

The fact that I even know how to spell leukemia without looking it up...it's too much.

So. St. Jude's. They're my cause-of-choice this year, and it's to them my December proceeds will go. I hope we reach our goal. I really do.

And...why not just solicit donations?

Well, you could give me money, and I'd donate it on your behalf, but then you get nothing other than my undying devotion. This way, your gift is minimal, a drop in the bucket. $5.95, in fact. And you get a super-fun zombie book to read on your Kindle, Kindle App, or on your computer. And when your drop is added to 99 other drops, that makes a nice little sum for St. Jude's, don't you think?

And to be fair, as a writer one of my main goals is to be read. I want people reading my book. I love it - and I hope you will, too! So for a relatively small commitment, you get a new book, I get a new reader, and a part of your funds will be going to a fantabulous cause. It's a win-win-win.

Are you in? Can I count on you for help? Here's how you can - help me spread the word. Are you on Twitter? Tweet this page. On Facebook? Share a link. Have a blog? Post something about it, or host me and I'll talk about it.

I want to raise money, to do my part to help find a cure for cancer. Will you help me? Can I count on you?

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