Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fundraiser for Steven Kerry Brown by Mystery Writers of America and Romance Writers of America

 Note from Lou... Need a good summer read?  Purchase it on July 16th and help a writer...
Fifteen authors from Mystery Writers of America (MWA) and Romance Writers of America (RWA) have united for a one-day event on Monday, July 16, to help pay fellow writer Steven Kerry Brown's mounting medical costs. 
Besides being a really good guy, Steve is a professional private investigator and the author of the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Private Investigating.  He's been a huge help and resource for those of us who write crime novels in South Florida, but now Steve is facing a drama of his own. He is fighting leukemia and chemotherapy has proven ineffective. Steve, who is self-employed, underwent a Bone Marrow Transplant on June 16 and, ever the writer, has been chronicling the process on his blog, Handcuffed to the Ocean, throughout.
“Sell Books for Steve Day” will be Monday, July 16th, with the participating authors donating a good chunk--and, in some cases, all-- of their proceeds from that day's sale of a designated book to Steve's medical fund. Due to time and ordering constraints, the books are largely e-books, but my title, Heaven's Fire, and several others also have a paperback version included in the promotion.
 Heaven's Fire is the book featured--for Kindle and in trade paperback--and if you go to Steve's blog,  Handcuffed to the Ocean, you can find a full list of participating authors and their books.  Remember, in order for your purchase to count toward the dollars raised for Steve, you must make your purchase on July 16th.
Please help us spread the word about this event by checking out Steve's blog and also by adding the link ( www.handcuffedtotheocean.com ) to your Facebook page, blog site or Tweet (hashtag #SteveBrownBMT), before and during the event. 
Thanks so much for anything you can do. I know Steve appreciates it.  
All the best,

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