Archive for May 15th, 2012

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 by Sasha White
A helping community

One of the things that I love the most about being part of the writing industry is the way authors can band together for a good cause. It’s not a rare thing to see links to auctions where authors, editors, and even reviewers are giving away things to raise money for something. Sometimes it’s auctions for a disaster survivors, and sometimes it’s for someone who needs help with medical bills.

The Brenda Novak Auction for Diabetes is probably the largest one I’ve seen, and it’s done every year with some fantastic prizes and packages.

I always try to help promote when someone is trying to raise money for a cause. Like Blogger Laurie who’s trying raise money with a cancer walk. (You can pledge her here…c’mon even $5? ). Now I know Laurie, so I knew about her fundraising efforts a while ago, but last night I saw a link on twitter from Independant bookstore owner Rosemary Potter that made me want to shout out all over the internet.

Rosemary’s Romance in australia has been a huge supporter of all sub-genres of romantic fiction for along time. Rosemary herself is a warm and wonderful woman who I was lucky enough to meet at a Romantic Times Conference a couple years ago, and I’m eager to help her out in any way I can.

Anyway, my point, and what I wanted to shout out is for everyone to click on THIS LINK and vote for Rosemary’s Romance This bank is giving away $40,000 in small business grants, and your vote could help this independent bookstore get some of that!

So… this post today is to both to say how proud I am to be part of a community that always tries to help each other out whenever possible, and to share the link and urge everyone to take a minute out of their day and vote to help support a bookstore that has always been a huge supporter of my favorite genre of fiction-romance.

*** In case you missed it… CLICK THIS LINK TO GO VOTE ***